Monday, 2 July 2007

Toad in a hole.

When I was little we used to have toad-in-a-hole every so often - although we called it sausages in batter - it was my brother's favourite thing to eat. I recently found a recipe for it in my old Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management ( a must for every homemaker in the early 1900s) and so I have made it a time or two for my boys with veggie sausage and it is quite a hit. This picture is a whole 'nother kind of toad-in-a-hole and certainly not one that I would eat.
W spotted it as we stood up on the rocks admiring Sutherland Falls flowing down over the cliff. It was tucked away, as cute as could be, under a little tree sprout up on top of the rocks at the top left of the waterfall.

Awwww. Will post more pictures of our camping trip tomorrow. For now, we are back and wondering how it is that the gardens (read weeds) manage to grow quite so much in such a short time away.


Alison said...

I'm not into toads especially live ones but your photo is wonderful.
I gave up camping when I got used to air conditioning and a real bed and now just like to read about other people camping.

Katherine said...

I think the bottom photo would make a great card or poster, Heather. Very cool shot.

That waterfall looks beautiful and if the temp. was hot, would be rather inviting way to cool off.

Look forward to your camping post.

sulu-design said...

Oooh - I'd never heard of the toad in a hole recipe. It sounds yummy. I checked out the link to the household management book and love it! It has a section on cooking for invalids. Such a curious book!