Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 7 #blog12daysxmas In which water fights were had

By members of the family - DS has been agitating for a Big Purple Water Blaster from the Red Shed so today we went to see what was available. DH found one he liked too so the game was on!

DD escaping - she wasn't so keen.

The boys fight it out.

I joined in the fun (in my togs) too though my weapon was a bit pathethic - it had prostate problems some of the time.

Doing the last grocery shop of the year I saw that red capsicums are starting to come down in price so I got some to roast. To me, nothing screams summer more than the vegetables that come available at this time of year. This is one of my favourite dishes for summer.


Grease a roasting pan. Halve the capsicums and put some of the following in each of them:
  • a garlic clove
  • olives
  • capers
  • anchovies
  • basil
  • dollop of olive oil
  • feta cheese cube
  • pesto
  • tomato quarter or sundried tomatoes
Sprinkle with pepper and salt and sprinkle a bit more oil over the edges.  I sometimes use the spray oil for this.  Roast in a very hot oven until the edges start to blacken and the capsicums start to collapse. Mmmmm.


  1. The water fight looks fun and the food looks delicious! Happy 2011 to you.

  2. That's one of my favourite recipes too

  3. Fun and yum!

    Happy New Year Penny :-)

    Can't wait to be heading over your way - one week to go! We're in Auckland for the 21st (after lunch probably - once we get back from Whangarei), 22nd and 23rd (until our flight at 3:40pm), hopefully we can arrange something!