12 on the 12th April 2012

Take 12 photos on the 12th day of the month. This is my day on 12th April 2012. The morning started with sea fog and calm waters and no power. The electricity went out around 4am. Found the repair crew one road over. The power was out for 5 hours. Went out for lunch at Victor Harbor with David. We stopped and looked at some street art in the area on the way home, the street art is called Farmgate. I saw two gates on the island. The Alexandrina Farm Gate Festival provides a forum for artists to work with communities to create works of contemporary, public art of the Alexandrina region. The Festival is a celebration of the Alexandrina area – its artists and producers, in the Australian Year of the Farmer 2012.


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12 of the 12th April 2011

Take 12 photos on the 12th day of the month. This is my day on 12th April 2011. Good sunrise started the day, lots of birds around, went for a walk, ate Hot Cross buns and then out for tea to The Landing, Hindmarsh Island for Texas BBQ ribs. Yummy!


Portuguese food

You may remember a while back that I got a surprise in the mail from my friends Paulo and Ana of Postcrossing fame.

It was a Portuguese cookbook called Piri Piri Starfish and I have cooked from it, but just not had time to document what I cooked the first time and how it turned out.

I chose 2 simple dishes – Calamari with Lemon, Garlic and Piri Piri and Roasted new Potatoes with Tomatoes and white Wine.

I knew that Dave would have the potato dish but not the calamari as he is allergic to seafood.

Calamari  Roast potato


Both were simple dishes to prepare and in a way quite good plain simple food with ingredients that most kitchens have on hand. I did have to go and buy Piri Piri and the closest I could find was Piri Piri seasoning. I also went a bit light on using this as I didn't know how hot it was. The bottle said HOT. I did want to try one of the salted cod dishes but I have been unable to find salted cod in my shopping area.

Potatoes  finished potatoes

I love calamari or squid, which is what we called it as kids, and before it became a yuppie food and not bait. I find it economical to buy and cooked right very tasty. I often have calamari in the freezer for when I want to have a feed.

cooking calamari  cooking with spices

The finished dish was yummy and I realised that I could have been a bit more generous with the Piri Piri as I like hot and spicy foods and I had no trouble with the taste.

Cooked calamari



Lovely and not as scary as I imagined. Yes I went with simple foods and really enjoyed the tastes. Satisfying and filling.