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It’s been a bit of a hit and miss week at TIFFIN central.  It started out fine, with a visit to Lake Wivenhoe but then went rapidly downhill as I was hit by an ague that took me out for the entire week.  Somewhere towards the middle was a very forgettable birthday but as the week rounds out, the freshly returned blue skies are starting to revive my spirits.

Though it’s officially Autumn, it’s still very hot here in Brisbane (30c today).  Still there are signs. Pulling up the cotton blanket at around 4am as the sheet is not enough, the sun rising later, the last of the mangoes and figs, my first foray into tights (albeit footless) on my most recent visit to Canberra.  One of the things I really enjoy about Autumn is the abundance of fruit.  Summer stone fruit can still be found as it’s been a bumper season in Australia, passionfruit are creeping over backyard fences, I think the plums are at their best in March and lovely, lovely pears.  I so enjoy them.  Sliced into yoghurt for a weekend breakfast, a classic pairing (!) in a rocket and Parmesan salad, served with a cheese board or, just as is.

Recently I picked up this cute little coffee cup ($2) from an Op Shop when I was hunting for treasures for a fundraising event.  These days, no one would even sniff at a coffee cup this size but it’s perfect for a half serve.  On Autumn Saturday mornings, I like to take a pot of coffee up the back with my breakfast, some cookbooks and this cup and while away an hour.  A good start to the weekend.  I hope you have one too.

Trio of Pears

2 comments… add one
  • Lizzy (Good Things) March 15, 2013, 6:58 pm

    Love your little cup, Fiona, so pretty! I'm enjoying baby pears from the market lately!

  • Amanda March 16, 2013, 8:58 pm

    I'm feeling the first chill in the air tonight in the Adelaide Hills – but it is going to warm up again next week here, so we're not out of the woods yet!

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