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Tomato Salad with Green Beans and Basil and Peach, Rhubarb & Ginger Crisp YUM!

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Well, it's been another week of late winter in Oz.  We grilled on Saturday night and I tried two great new recipes. 

Here in Queensland we can pretty much grill year round. We knew we were going to Costco on Sunday so we pulled out lots of meat to grill (I'll bring it for lunch all week...the fish, anyway).  So we grilled pork and steak and swordfish and salmon.  I made flat bread on the grill and we had some left-over rice. You know it's much better for you if you let your rice cool and re-heat it. Makes a lot of the carbs unusable by your body. Then I tried my new recipes.




The first was a Tomato Salad with Green Beans and Basil.  My husband always says he likes salads, then doesn't eat them, but he gobbled this one up!  I couldn't find romano beans at our local veggie market, so only used green beans. I only used one lemon and two heirloom tomatoes because only two of us were eating, and I left the cherry tomatoes for another time because I thought I had enough tom…

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas and a video from Down Under

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So, do you like my new necklace?  I made it. I think it's the best one I've made yet!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live at the bottom of the world where it's currently winter and Christmas happens in the middle of the summer?
In some ways, it's not that different from the United States and in some ways it's very similar. Here's a little video of my drive from the Central Business District (CBD) of Brisbane, Queensland, where I drop my hubby off each morning to Windsor, north of the city, where I work. 

While I'm here, I'm taking as many pictures as I can to store up the memories of this beautiful, friendly land, and making art from them.
Here are a few that I've posted recently:



And now here's my recipe of the week, which is inexpensive, easy, healthy and delish! I didn't have to buy anything. Everything I needed was right there in my cabinet.


Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Ingredients
2 cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 (15 oz) can
1½ teaspoo…