Apricot Bliss Balls, Cooking, Food, Foodie Friday, Hummus, Lightning, Rain, recipe, Roast pork, Thunder, Twitter, Vegetarians, Yogis
The skies, they opened up today and completely saturated the kingdom of Melbourne, in the region of Victoria, municipality of Ozstraaaylia.
The day started out fine before the skies darkened, and the downpour began. Its all blue skies again now, though.
Melbourne: if you don’t like the weather, just wait a while…
It was a good thing, y’know, since we’ve been in drought for absolutely years and years. So we never complain.
‘Cept I was out and about and coulda been struck by the mad lightning accompanying the gloriously rumbly thunder!!
Stuck as I was in the city for an hour before I could attempt to make my way home. Me and the bike, actually. Got as far as 10 minutes from my place during a break in the rain. Had to wait again. Then, bought a $2 poncho, accepting I wasn’t gonna make it home entirely dry. I did okay though…
Then, it was on to my brand new invention on Twitter – #Foodie Friday.
Everyone’s been doing Follow Friday there for yonks (yawn!). So I thought it was time to try something new.
One of my friends thought it was some kind of event (well it was, just a private one). And I ended up having a food conversation with someone I’ve never met whose first tweet to me was: You are making me salivate and wishing for a teleport to your house.
Most of the cooking is in honour of my yoga school. Tomorrow we have our last class before term break, and we’re all meant to bring a dish. But no one said I couldn’t bring two!
Plus, I wanted to roast up a pork shoulder that’d been patiently waiting in my fridge saying eatmeeatme! every time I opened the door (y’see, its not true that all yogis are vegetarian. Not at all!!).
With little else to do in this weather, I began cooking, and entertaining myself by Tweeting about it. Hehe.
And what did I make, exactly?
Roast pork, basted with ghee, rubbed with salt & sprinkled with rosemary
Almond & apricot bliss balls
(for my yoga school)
Here’s the recipe if you wanna make ’em yourself!
And finally, some incredibly tasty hummus
(for my yoga school, thank goodness coz the recipe makes A LOT)
The recipe is in a seperate post
And now its time to sit down with some hummus and do my yoga studies homework.
Happy weekend, everybody.
I think I’m gonna make the Apricot Bliss Balls. Thanks!
Yum, Svasti! Those pictures look so heavenly! I love hummus especially. When you come to the U.S. for a visit, I will make you some mean tabouli and mean hummus. They are both old Egyptian recipes from my family and are the best!
I’m glad it’s raining in Australia because the fires were just terrible there–and I know how debiliating the drought has been to your country. It’s bad in California too–and they’ve been having some good rain also.
It’s been raining buckets here for the last several days–but I enjoy the rain from time to time. I feel cozy and snug in my house, with a fire going (not going to be too many more with Spring coming) and some Beethoven spinning on the CD.
I feel content and hope you do too, my friend. Happy weekend to you.
The recipes sound great– now if you could just cook the stuff and email it?
I tagged you. (Are you calling me dirty names?)
@yogabrooks – They are very good. Tasty and not too sweet, but very yummy.
@Melinda – Oh yes please! Years ago, I worked in an Arabic restaurant owned by an Egyptian man. He always sent me home with lots of freshly made hummus, babaganoosh and felafels. It was my introduction to that style of food and I was hooked.
So I’d love to taste your tabouli and hummus. 🙂
Your fire sounds lovely. And I’m glad you’re content. Me? I’m doing okay, given my recent trawling of memories from many years ago. Something I know you can relate to.
@tricia – Hmmm, no bad names but I won’t necessarily play by the rules either. I’m like that. Think customs might have a problem with me sending roast pork in the mail… just a theory I’m working on here!
Can you reveal the hummus recipe? That looks yummo
Ooooh! All looks delish Svasti!
When I first scrolled through your post I thought Almond & Apricot Bliss Balls was the caption to the pork roast…yikes!
After closer examination I got my taste buds straightened out. Wheeew!
@Amanda – Okay, sure! I’ll add it soon to the bottom of the post.
@earthtoholly – Oh yes, I can see how that would be confusing. Hehe! 😉