Last night I headed to a PepTalk with Josie. The highlight was Lara Nobel's talk. She's an architect, carpenter and all round boss lady who, along with her boyfriend and carpentry trainer, designed and built a Tiny House . It was fascinating hearing her explain the design concepts behind the house and how different it is from a caravan! It is so great to see the tiny house idea burgeoning right . . .
I find myself in the deepest south of New Zealand, where it is blisteringly cold, and I am a cold and whiny sookie-la-la, and people talk with funny accents (ok, I was kidding about that one, New Zealand) and yet I am posting a recipe for the most summery, light, opposite-of-warm-and-comforting rice paper rolls. I know I am crazy. Or maybe I'm not. It turns out it is possible to crave these even . . .
I am SO excited about sharing this recipe with you! This post includes A CARROT CAKE GIF and a Donald Glover gif too, incidentally. It's all just over the page. I'm writing to you from my sick bed, aka the couch. The weather has taken a turn for the colder (it was 8 degrees this morning! and houses here don't have heating!). Whilst I'm pleased about that, I think my poor body was like "nooooo, . . .
One thing about autumn is that mandarins start popping up in abundance in the supermarkets and markets! Mandarins are wonderful - the superior citrus fruit compared to oranges - oh don't even try to argue with me on this - and they are deliciously juicy and sweet right now. I've been smashing them in as snacks for the past few weeks. Did you know that we grow most of Australia's mandarins here in . . .