It’s hot here. And there’s no sight of rain. I almost choked on my coffee yesterday morning when Bearhands told me he thinks we have a week’s water left before we’ll be forced to stop harvesting.
We’re much better off than the farmers out west. We can just stop irrigating and hope that the turf holds on until it rains. We won’t be forced to sell (or worse) shoot our herds of livestock. We’ll continue to have enough drinking water for the house, as much as I suspect the girls would love an excuse to stop bathing.
In an attempt to keep cool, the Big Sister and I have been making ice blocks. There’s little mess and the preparation is quick – my favourite kind of cooking with kids.
pina colada ice blocks
400g tin coconut cream
400g tin pineapple pieces in juice
Add half the pineapple pieces to the ice block moulds. In a food processor, blend the remaining pineapple until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the ice block moulds.
Top the pineapple mixture with coconut cream and freeze until solid.
I found some cool ring-shaped moulds which are the perfect serving for the Little Sister. They’re still an outside treat at our place though – the heat’s driving me crazy, but I haven’t totally lost my marbles!