Day 78 – Light in a Jar

Few years ago, South Africa suffered from a series of blackouts, as the energy supply was not sufficient. The situation sparked innovation in how to (safely!) light up homes without electricity. My favourite was this solar panel light set in a glass jar. Surprisingly effective and very cute, they are still in use, although we haven’t had a blackout in while. (Knock on wood!)

Day 68 – Smoking cold

Today has been a day from culinary heaven – asparagus, pancetta & qruyere quiche, tomato & basil sorbet – and cold-smoked salmon (!). It is a taste of Finland. And I still have about 1.5kg of it in the freezer.

The most interesting culinary experience was, though, the cold-smoked chocolate ice cream I made from cream I smoked with the fish. It was eye-rollingly good. I dare you to taste.

Ally and Chris – thank you for being (again) the guinea pigs!

I focused much more on cooking than on photography, but just for the fun of it, below are a few pics of the food.

Day 68 - quicheDay 68 - ice creamDay 68 - fishDay 68 - fish ready