My Actifit Report Card: July 13 2021
Wake to a blue sky day. Took a while to get moving but I did get out on my bike. There is one budding orchid I want to see open.
Good to see some new buds. Also keen to find if more small gnat orchids are flowering
Two flowering spikes here
Front on photo is tough to get focus
A greenhood a bit further ahead
Pixie caps orchid
2nd colony of cyrtostylis reniformis has flowers too.
Pixie caps orchid with quite a different labellum colour. Everything else is standard
More greenhood buds and then a flower
This is the bud I saw last week - blunt greenhood - pterostylis curta
One bristle helmet orchid still flowering
Pterostylis curta bud forming alongside a withered corysanthes fimbriatus (the black thing looking like a dead fly is the wilted flower)
Found a painted stone next to a steep track up
View down over the grass tree was worth it. Stone is still in its place
Last bud to check was this tall greenhood now open
Side on of bunochilus longifolius. Then started the track back studying the water side of the track
Lots more buds. Nice ride on a fab winter day. Too bad it was spoiled by 3 asshole drivers on the way back.
Dinner action started the day before - beef short ribs for the first time. Season - some from garden.
Sous vide for 24 hours at 165F - this is what it looks like after that
Reserve the liquid left and skim fat off. Reduce and make your own bbq sauce - remnant bbq sauce, mustard, rice vinegar, tomato paste, brown sugar. Slather this over ribs and bbq or sear.
This is how the cross cut looks
Serve with fries and your favourite veges
Worked well as a first go.