More bad weather baking …

At first it was just a session of Bad Weather Baking, I’ve done it before, and it’s designed to take my mind off the sound of torrential rain and the damage it does to the garden.  This time, I made a couple of jars of candied cumquats and an experimental jar of pomegranate syrup.

Candied Cumquats & Pomegranate Syrup
Candied Cumquats & Pomegranate Syrup

As I “baked” the storm raged and the rain pelted down, but I hardly noticed, so engrossed I was in the process. The idea of the Pomegranate Syrup was to use it later in some sort of dessert, but later in the evening when I realised that the rain hadn’t stopped, and that a flood was imminent, I turned to my second favourite thing to do in a storm – make exotic cocktails !

Champagne Pomegranate & Mint Cocktail
Champagne Pomegranate & Mint Cocktail

The rain continued unabated, sometime during the night our bridge went under, cutting the town in half, and spectacular waterfalls closed the Dorrigo Mountain Road.

Thankfully, although the river broke its banks, it stopped short of flooding the shops in the historic Old Butter Factory where tenants spent most of yesterday preparing for a flood.  As usual, we headlined the television news, but it does appear that this time, no serious damage was done.  Today, the sun is peeping through the clouds and the clean up starts …

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