Friday, 27 April 2012

I tackle a Pomelo!

I did my fruit and vegie shopping at Bushy Park the other day, and got a bit adventurous. I saw these giant yellow citrus fruits, and decided right now was the time to have a go at a pomelo! Or pumello. It gets spelled various ways.

Now first of all, it's the pomelo that brought you this classic image :

So that has to be a good thing.

Here's MY pomelo, all ready for eating.

Oh, all right, maybe we'll cut it first. I'm guessing half a pomelo will be a generous portion.

Hmm, thick rind. Looks like a grapefruit (smells like one too). And that is a BOATload of seeds! What have I got myself into? That's gonna have to come off the plate and onto the chopping board.

Several minutes of pomelo carnage later. I discovered you can't flick the seeds out individually, there are just too many. So:
- cut the half pomelo into quarters
- chop out the pointy bit of the wedge where all the seeds are
- cut off all the rind
- separate the flesh segments from the membranes (the membrane is tough, but that makes it easy to peel away)

And here we have half a pomelo, cut into edible and yummy bits.

What does it taste like? Quite delicious! A lot like grapefruit, but nowhere near as strong. I definitely didn't add sugar.

And the second half was way easier to cut up, now that I know the tricks.

I'll eat this fruit again any day.

If you've enjoyed reading this, have a look at my take on pomegranates!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Victory boulevard

The boys and I have taken advantage of the great weather and done a bike ride to this splendid park off Warrigal rd. A 10km ride, and you get to spin!

Sunday, 8 April 2012


Can't stop and blog, being chased by dinosaur!

Camouflage 2

But nobody hiding here, I think.

Camouflage at Scienceworks

You may not believe me, but there is a boy hidden in this scene.

Friday, 6 April 2012

A Good Friday creative pursuit ... Amusing Tableaux

Inspired by marvellous things like this artwork by Aled Lewis, I've brought out all the animals (all the good ones, that is - these are by Schleich) and set up some Amusing Tableaux. I think that's what I shall call them. Yes. The word "tableau" doesn't get picked up nearly often enough these days, especially not in its plural form.

Here we have the smartly dressed chickens ...

... the horse in pajamas ....

... the tiger of personal hygiene ...

... and the unnecessarily smug cat.

Let me know if YOU make an Amusing Tableau, won't you?

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ponies, they are the latest thing

So, I went Trash and Treasuring the other day, and came home with, amongst other things, a bag of toys. Some My Little Ponies, and other gear.

Then later in the day I was at stamp club ... we rusted one of the ponies. At least, we started to. It's a time consuming process, and it's quite possible this particular pony wasn't properly primed.

We had to remind ourselves that stamp club is meant for rubber stamping. But hey. Read more about SERS here .

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Hot cross buns!

That's how you do it...
Give them to your daughters, give them to .... hey, daughter, stop eating all the buns!