seen heard eaten

before the day closes birds, returning
grasses at my feet alive and flowering
eggs hand-picked, brushed, cleaned, drying
a second batch of delicious thick yoghurt, straining
Morning through the dairy window, rising
macadamia shortbread baked, eaten

to what we see, hear, eat
on any given day
thanks for senses
thanks for kingship
thanks for solitude
thanks for breathing


 ~ macadamia vanilla bean shortbread ~

1 cup flour (I used a GF rice/tapioca/potato blend) + 1/2 cup for kneading
1/2 cup fine sugar
pinch vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla essence
110g salted butter
1 whole egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped raw macadamia nuts 

Preheat oven to 180'c. With your hands mix flour with sugar and vanilla. Cut butter into cubes and rub into flour until a fine meal. Add egg and nuts and mix to form a dough and knead till smooth on a floured surface adding a little water if its too dry. Bake on a paper lined tray for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week. 

happy friday to you