The water that tops the barley

The water that tops the barley

A reminder that unless you plant seeds nothing can grow.

To the right are tomatoes for the Hafengarten community garden, behind the cat’s barley grass is an assortment of edible flowers, herbs that are waiting to grow and fenugreek sprouts.

Es ist mir Blunzngröstl

Es ist mir Blunzngröstl

Tim’s been making Blunzngröstl lately – refried bloodsausage with fried potatoes and freshly grated horseradish. And invariably we drink a Most (Austrian Sour Apple Cider) that’s mixed with soda water.

It might be worthwhile forgetting what I wrote about salads a minute ago – pigs’ blood fried up with onion and potatoes is the bomb.

Biscuit Street Brauhaus – Maiden Voyage

Biscuit Street Brauhaus - Maiden Voyage

I rarely drink beer and The Maths Captain invariably dry retches after the first sip – but despite this I received a beer brewing kit from him for Christmas 2014. We bottled our first brew – a standard Coopers Brewery Lager –  in January and in April I mislabelled the bottles that we gave to a friend for their 40th.

In Australia homebrew is totally normal – but here in Austria people either thought we were idiots or akin to crazy gods.

Craving

Craving

Recently some of the most satisfying meals I’ve eaten have been mixed up hippy salads. Here are lentils, refried potatoes, a local sauerkraut, self fermented beetroot and hidden underneath is feta too. Delicious.