Then into Maitland with Bev the Bottle to deliver the bottles we collected on Sunday to Robyn Parker along with a letter explaining why putting a refund on bottles and cans would be better for the environment. She wasn't there but we must have impressed her staff because not long after we returned home we received a phone call from another Newspaper wanting to do a story. They had been given the info from Robyn's office! On Saturday we offer refunds for containers in the hope that children may pick up some litter and get their parents to bring them in to see us.
Next some marmalade to make. We have a citrus tree in our back yard but we don't know what type. The fruit is quite sour so I soaked some in water overnight along with 2 lemons.
Boiled it up this afternoon and added sugar and boiled again till it was set.
|The jars went into the oven to sterilize them|
|And the marmalade was spooned into the hot jars and the lids placed on top|
Tomorrow we have a farm tour scheduled and they have requested lunch. We have made Vegie soup and sourdough bread and for dessert "drei eier schwer" -I hope I've spelt that correctly. The recipe was given to me by an Austrian friend and translates , so I am told, as 3 egg heavy. You weigh the eggs and then add equal weights of butter, sugar and plain flour. Cream butter and sugar, Separate eggs and add yolks to the creamed butter and sugar. Beat in sifted flour ( add a little buttermilk or yoghurt if very stiff). Whisk egg whites and fold into mixture. Spread out into rectangular baking tray. Put slices of fruit ( apple, pear or plum) on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 180c for 40 mins. Delicious.