Enough of all this doom and gloom!
I decided to have some time out (from work, weeding, planting, mowing, weeding, fire prevention measures, weeding, brush-cutting, etc.) and try a new recipe or two.
A post by Taurus Rising inspired me to make another batch of yoghurt. Not with spiced chai syrup - which I will try another time - but with some mixed berry coulis. The idea was to have a layer of berry coulis at the bottom of the jar and the yoghurt on top. It didn't really work out that way, but never mind. You can see the jars in the background.
Then a batch of baguettes for tomorrow's afternoon tea.
Then something that sounded super-delicious: Spiced Chocolate & Orange Bread from another blog that I read regularly. I used hazelnuts instead of pistachios, because that's what I had at home. The mixture was enough for 2 smallish loaf pans. I might put one in the freezer, hence only one was decorated.
I decided to cut it so that you could see what it looked like inside. Not to eat any, no no. Well, I did have to do some quality control as it was already cut. I also passed a small piece to the other taste testers in the household and it passed with flying colours. Now to putting it somewhere safe.