Hello readers - did you have a fantastic weekend? Remember the whisper I heard about weekend Winter Sunshine? Turns out it really was true. In fact, I was so busy enjoying the great outdoors yesterday, that I didn't get my blog post done tsk tsk. Today I share with you, Wilderness, Wrapped Up and Winter Warmers.
There are so many amazing nature reserves and national parks on the South Coast. Taking advantage of the amazing Winter sunshine, we ventured off to explore at Waychinicup National Park. This really is a place that time forgot. Unspoilt, beautiful, wilderness. See for yourself. The river flows into the inlet which in turn flows out into the ocean. Amazing, truly Mother Natures finest.
first glimpse driving in
the river and inlet
rock pools, inlet and distant ocean
majestic Mt Manypeaks
I had a dilemma. Which wrapping paper to choose for a dear friends gift.
Then I had an idea. Wrapped Up. I got a little crafty. I thought, I have lots of really pretty and cool stamps. I can buy a roll of brown paper.
I CAN MAKE MY OWN WRAPPING PAPER!
I was so pleased with how these wrapping papers turned out - what do you think?
Cuteness overload huh!
The paper can be as individual as the person you are making it for.
I think I have a new passion! Maybe I shall invest in some good colouring pens to take it to the next level...
I recently spied this recipe in the STM magazine and will share with you the recipe in full. I couldn't obtain the meat cut recommended, so I substituted the pork ribs with a pork rib roast. I think this marinade would suit pork strips, pork belly, pork cutlets, it is pretty versatile. We added some roasted potatoes to the Cabbage and Orange Slaw to round out the meal. Enjoy!
Marmalade + Mustard Ribs with
Cabbage + Orange Slaw
Ingredients for Marmalade + Mustard Ribs:
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup seeded mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 kg pork ribs
Ingredients for Cabbage + Orange Slaw
4 Cups shredded red cabbage
2 oranges, peeled and finely sliced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 green onions thinly sliced
1. Preheat oven to 200C
2. Place marmalade, mustard, sugar, orange juice, salt and pepper in a bowl, mix to combine.
3. Add the ribs and toss to coat.
4. Place the ribs on a wire rack in a baking tray lined with aluminum foil or baking paper, reserving the marinade.
5. Bake for 45 minutes, brushing frequently with the marinade, or until golden and sticky.
6. To make the slaw, place the cabbage, orange, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl, and toss to combine.
7. Top the slaw with the green onion and serve with the ribs.
Dear readers, I hope you enjoyed Wilderness, Wrapped Up and Winter Warmers. See you all on Wednesday for a brand new Wednesday Wishes Blog Post xo