With the temperatures in the thirties, it’s going to be an indoor Halloween in Canberra this evening. It’s too sunny and hot outside! (And there have been bushfires burning around here all day.)
We don’t have time for much this year, because we’re packing to travel to China at the end of the week.
Today we made (across both pictures, but please don’t count – I bet I’m wrong!) 90 potato varenyky (Ukrainian dumplings) for Ukrainian Christmas Eve tomorrow night. The traditional Christmas dinner is huge, with twelve foods served.
The varenyky took several hours to make. The second picture is of the gluten-free lot – my fault! They look different, but taste the same. The first picture is the normal stuff. They’re not obviously cooked in these photographs!
The borscht was made yesterday – it tastes better after sitting a day or two. There’s still a lot more to make!
It’s Christmas Eve again, so here – again – is one of our “pet” wild magpies hanging out on the back deck on Christmas Eve and enjoying the music from The Nutcracker.
We spent a few hours today making dozens and dozens of varenyky (Ukrainian dumplings) for the weekend, along with borsch (which is actually a Ukrainian, not a Russian food, and has heaps of meat and vegetables in it, not the pink liquid people think it is).
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Our latest idiot cat. Hannibal, an overly friendly Burmese cat (all Burmese cats are super-affectionate) being looked after by our neighbour for a few months. If there’s anything higher than him, he MUST go to the top of it!
The limoncello and the wine are the most important parts!