Lovely puddles on the front path. The brown stuff at the top of the picture is our front lawn. Let's hope it turns green soon from the rain.
We started the day with a breakfast of tropical fruit.
Then I decided to try out a new recipe for our Christmas buffet.
Because of the heat we always have cold Christmas dinner - ham on the bone, chicken and turkey, all sorts of lovely salads.
All the women help, bringing along their specialties - potato salads, wild rice salads, crunchy noodle salads, cottage cheese and cucumber salads.......
I thought I'd like to try something new..
... so I assembled ingredients for a Kumera and Fried Noodle Salad.
First I peeled the Kumera ( you may know it as orange sweet potato or perhaps yams ) and chopped it into cubes.
Then popped it into the oven to roast for 25 minutes. Then allowed it to cool.
Then you combine these in a jug:
* a third of a cup of coconut milk
* 2tabsp lime juice
*1 and a half tabsp brown sugar
*1 teasp red curry paste
Next you fry 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped ( I used an onion instead ) and 1 tabsp of grated fresh ginger to lightly brown them .
Cool then add to the dressing.
Then all you have to do is toss together :-
half a cup of cashews
1 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 pkt of fried noodles
Pour over the dressing and toss it around.
Put it into a bowl and sprinkle over a few cashews and some coriander leaves and there you have it!
Looks just like the photo in the magazine!
It tastes great! - very Thai with lovely fresh gingery, limey flavours.
I think I'll add it to my contributions for Christmas day.
And while I was in this cookery mood I made this for dinner .
It's from this lovely blog :
I hope it tastes as good as it looks!