What could be more satisfying, frustrating, and completely fulfilling as a day spent between vegetable patch and preserving? I’m sure the majority could think of lot’s of things but I’m know I’m not alone in thinking it nigh on the perfect day.

From an early trip to the farmer’s market, I launched straight into bottling peaches, peach salsa and plums. Seedlings and seeds were planted. Mulch spread and weeds pulled.  Kilograms of silverbeet was washed, chopped, blanched and frozen. Very busy bee and productive. The resulting clean up was most intimidating.


All this squirelling away of food for the cooler months did not allow much time to prepare a meal for the present. Which suited my desire for a satay style meal. We had a nice meal gado-gado-esque meal with garlicky-spring oniony noodles on the side. The satay sauce was a combination of 1 cup peanuts, half cup leftover peach salsa, a tablespoon of fish sauce and a tablespoon of soy sauce. all whizzed together in the thermomix for about 10 seconds on speed 8. Thoroughly delicious.