Saturday, April 27, 2013

Onehunga Foreshore, April 28th, 2013

Things are moving pretty fast down at the bay. Trucks and heavy machinery are dumping fill and shaping the new beaches. I hope the onset of winter doesn't slow them down too much. I take Perdy at least twice a week to examine their progress and she is becoming excited at the prospect of being bale to frolic in the waves of one of the many new beaches. Sorry, Perdy----I don't think you will be allowed off the leach there, but hell, I say if Takapuna Beach, one of NZ's premier beaches can accommodate dogs, then so too can Onehunga. Maybe it's the rich lot over there who hold some sway with the 'local community board.' Who knows?
The trucks moving fill onto the new beaches.

Field Mushrooms for sale-----fantastic---or rip off

You make your own mind up. Every year we look forward to the road-side field mushroom vendors selling this delectable delight on Campbell Road, Greenlane, Auckland. The last two years were not good; indeed, I don't remember even seeing them. This year they were back, apparently picked about 100 kilometres form the city. Just as well, because we won't be able to find the rip-off merchant who was selling them. In our haste to pay out NZ$10 for a small bag we didn't check. Once we arrived home we quickly discovered that only the top few were  beautiful. The remainder of the bag contained MUSHROOMS THAT HARDLY LIVED UP TO THE NAME, 'FIELD MUSHROOMS.' They should have contained a label that read-----'beware these mushrooms have been trampled on by many cows and were picked days ago.'  But they were picked in a field!
Oh well, I guess next time we will ask to see beneath the surface so that we don't get ripped off. I turned them into a sauce and made sure I cooked them well. Please Mr Vendor----This time you got us, but hopefully Auckland based readers will pass on the word for innocent mushroom lovers to check the contents before buying. Damn, I just love field mushrooms. Thank goodness that I only eat small portions now eh.

Damn---you can't see my pictures if you are reading the blog on Facebook or Twitter

Sorry about that, folks. If I out pictures up, like the before and after ones re surgery, then you may have to access my blog through my website and then  just follow the links. I have set it up so that you can hook into the blog via the pictures, but I am sure that you can click around and find them yourself.    Go look!  Now, if that doesn't work, then you risk being labelled as thick as me re technology! You don't want that now, so you.