Weekend reading

10 February 2017

I'm really looking forward to the end of summer so I can get back into baking and doing housework without sweating or needing to sit down afterwards.  Boy oh boy, has this been a hot summer.

Hello to everyone who comes by, I'll see you again next week.  ♥︎

The three questions that every patient should ask their doctor
Gather around the family table
Herbal medicines can have dangerous side effects, research reveals
What to Make of Those Animal-Welfare Labels on Meat and Eggs
Heatwaves to be hotter, longer and more frequent
Australian weather heats up
Dog day afternoons: caring for your pets in extreme heat
How to keep hens safe in a heatwave
And just to show that Australia isn't the only country experiencing extreme weather, here is a video from New York where they had thunder snow.
Room to grow: The garden for generation rent to take with them
Le orecchiette - You Tube
Chocolate chip mint Greek yogurt pops

I'm adding one extra link so we can help Humble Wife with her project.


  1. I'm going to make some of those mint choc chip yoghurt pops, Rhonda. The recipe looks great and we'll be in need of ice-cream this coming heatwave weekend. Thanks for sharing great links! Meg:)

  2. Oh, to visit Italy to see that pasta being made. Its now on my bucket list!

  3. I agree with you about the heat. I heard on the radio this afternoon that the temps in Hervey Bay are 13 degrees above average. I baked today and the house is so HOT!!!!! We needed bread and whilst the oven was going I made an apple cake to use up the sad looking apples in the fruit bowl. So looking forward to it being cooler.

  4. Gosh Rhonda, I think you have been having Tasmania`s share of summer. We had highland snow in the week before Christmas and snow is again forecast for the southeast this weekend. Our summer has been cool- 18-24 degrees with a cool wind blowing. It`s hard to get the tomatoes to ripen!

  5. Rhonda, are you feeding Grace on your homemade food?

  6. Thank you for all the tips. Even though I am in US I do live in the desert southwest and the hen link is super!

  7. love your flour jar! beautiful glass! cute cup too
    loved the hen link
    thanx for sharing
    selina from kilkivan qld

  8. Thank you for the reading list, great, as usual. I make your no knead bread all the time, lately found that you can cook it in a slow cooker, good for hot days when you don't want your oven on. We've had a cold summer here in Albany,WA, over the last couple of days it's been raining like blazes, luckily the farmers have their crops in.

    1. I didn't know you could cook it in the slow cooker. Thanks for that.

  9. (((Hugs))) Rhonda, I really appreciate your sharing my postcard project! I thought I would add a tip I do for my chickies in the heat of the desert. I freeze the rinds to watermelon and melon. I deliver midday "treats" to my henny penny's as I am a mother hen for all our farm critters! Thank you so much, Jennifer in New Mexico USA

    1. Thanks for the watermelon tip. I'm sure the chooks would love that.

  10. Thanks for the link about keeping chickens cool in a heatwave, I've passed it on to my daughter, she lost one of her hens yesterday due to the heatwave in nsw. Like you I'm looking forward to summer ending.

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    1. Barbara, it's a small Minton blue delft tea cup. I bought it in a box of junk at an antiques auction about 20 years ago. I like using everything I have, including the special things, so it's doing a stint of duty in the flour jar at the moment.

  12. I am in the United States - as I read you today - I am in warm slippers, blanket over my legs, hot coffee next to me - and watching a big snowstorm out my window! Hope you get some relief from the heat soon.


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