Sunday, November 29, 2009


I spent the last Saturday in Nelson at the Farmer's Market then hanging out with Chris and Mara. Chris found the last half of the last season of Battlestar Galactica at the second video store we visited. We watched two episodes. I love BSG so much that it deserves a mention here. Then we went for a bit of a drive up through a beautiful valley to the big water dam where the city stores the water for Nelson.

We came across the Manuka tree from which the Kiwi bees make delicious honey. The flowers and seed pods are quite beautiful and I realized I hadn't taken many flower pictures for awhile, so here they are.

That night Mara made us a big Swiss dinner. It was delicious. She made fresh cheese pasta, stuffed sparrows (which aren't actually birds! - they are schnitzel rolled and stuffed with crusty bread, onions, and bacon, then fried and cooked in gravy, and broccoli and peas from her garden. She also sent Chris and I downtown to buy a rigger (2L) of berry cider from one of the local brewery pubs called teh Spring and Fern. It was delicious as well. O, and we had strawberries from the market for dessert. Yum. Third strawberry season of my year. After dinner we watched a movie, which was good, I can't remember what it was called, but Gerard Butler was in it and he was Scottish. Then we watched another episode of BSG before bed.

No comments:

Post a Comment