We made it to Moss Vale! 929 kms from our home in Daylesford, Victoria to the Southern Highlands of NSW, averaging a leisurely 24 kms per day.
We joined kin from far and wide to become artist as extended family for a lovely, warm but nonetheless strange little timezone between Christmas and New Year.
We caught up with some old friends and reunited with Zeph so that finally all our bike seats are full.
It feels good to have onboard again what Zeph brings to the gang.
We have yabbied and swam in the Wingecarribee River,
and foraged for wild cherry plums to turn into fruit leather.
Although not all reached the bag...
The ones brought home we squashed and mashed with our hands,
and then pushed the pulp through a sieve
leaving all the pips and skin.
We spread out the pulp over grease-proof paper on a large-sized pizza tray
and dried in a low oven for about 8 hours. Alternatively you can dry the paste in the sun over several days.
The result is a delicious, sweet and nutritious fruit leather which is preserved for many moons with no additives or added sugar.
From we five here, we wish you a happy and health-filled year ahead.