Daily Archives: February 9, 2009

There are no words

Pray for my brother, his family  and all families in Melbourne.

I will never complain of being cold again

Latest message:

The toll is now 173 from Saturdays fires. The most amazing thing is when you see the pictures while the fires are still raging and changing direction without notice and townships are still under threat. The advice to people is: Be dressed in long natural clothing head to toe with glasses. If the fire and smoke is in your street or area it is too late. The safest place to be is in your home. Don’t expect any warning.

Don’t expect any help. You are on your own

The final number of deaths for Saturday fires are now closed, 72 still missing (hopefully some will come home) as of 2.30 am this morning(Tuesday 10th Feb 09 local to him).

Food Monday ~ Celeriac and Almond Soup

Celeriac and Almond Soup

  • 2ozs flaked Almonds
  • 1½ pints Chicken or Vegetable stock
  • 1 medium Celeriac (1½ lbs)
  • 5 fl ozs Single Cream
  • 1oz Butter
  • 1 small Onion
  • Salt & Pepper

Toast the Almonds until golden, reserve a few for garnish then grind the rest and set aside. Peel the Celeriac and cut into slices. Melt the Butter in a medium pan, add the Onion and cook until soft, add the Celeriac and Stock then bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the Celeriac is tender. Transfer to blender or food processor and puree, return to the pan, stir in the Cream and chopped Almonds and gently reheat, season if necessary.
Serve the soup with a few flaked almonds on top.