Monday, January 04, 2010

Happy belated christmas

This year, Andy and I headed south so that we could spend Christmas with his family. Although no one really practices the religious side of things, it was a good opportunity to get together with everyone.

A few gifts were given.
We had limited luggage space, so our haul was small but good. I'll post more in future about a few of the cool things we got.

We went to the beach, which was icy cold (okay, it was 21 degrees C), but managed to go swimming -- twice.

We explored a bit of the surrounding area, including the nearby Ben Boyd National Park.

We tried out Andy's older brother's kayaks on Lake Curalo -- the wooden one was handmade by Andy's brother and father three years ago. They were in the process of making another this christmas.

I made a vegan black forest cake.

It was delicious.

We also made a big cook-up brekky one morning, with creamy mushrooms, sauteed spinach and grilled tomatoes.

Most of our excessive eating was fuelled by the garden kept by Andy's mum and dad. This harvest included oranges, zucchini, tomatoes, beetroots, onions, and cucumbers.

Hope you all had a good December, a pleasant end to 2009 and I hope that 2010 is exciting and satisfying for everyone!


Dee said...

Gardeners just love vegans, because they can churn through so much produce! Great pictures, Merry Christmas to you too! Hope you don't melt now that you are home.

steph said...

That produce looks great! As does your blackforrest cake! OM NOM NOM.

Seitahn said...

Looks like you had fun for chrissy. And that devine looking cake! What a lucky family you have!

DJ said...

Wow, looks like you guys had an awesome time! I'm undecided as to whether the cake or the fry-up look better... ! All the best for 2010!

Bianca said...

Ooh, that breakfast plate looks fantastic! Glad you had a great Xmas!

Anonymous said...

awesome basket of fruits/veggies you have there! belated merry xmas and happy new year to you!