This is lunch today, after being at the beach early for a swim, mucking around on the beach with Freya, and catching up with doggy friends … sweet and hot pineapple and prawn curry.
The original recipe is here, but I changed it a bit to use what I had – left-over cooked prawns (so they only needed to be heated through), lemon juice instead of lime, lemongrass from a jar and quarter the quantities, served with boiled basmati and wild rice. It’s delicious!
Christmas was great – peaceful and fun, but I missed Maddy. We talked to her a few times, and she was having a great time with friends, but misses the warm, beach Christmases that we always have here. A white Christmas just seems weird when I think about it, but I guess aussies are conditioned to accepting snow and images of roaring fires, etc, thanks to our generic colonial heritage.
I’m definitely on holidays and have fallen willingly into a lovely rhythym of waking early, taking Freya to the beach for a swim, and having a “nana-nap” on the couch in the afternoon sometime.
The Sydney-Hobart yacht race has started, I haven’t had a work-related phone call since Christmas Eve, and all is right with the world :*)
Merry Christmas, everyone.