It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
Tonight will be a reprise of the Lamburger Steak:
Essentially a Saaaaaaalsssbury steak made with ground lamb. The lamb in question is Thomas Farms Free Range, product of Australia. Cost was $6-something for a pound and made two 1/2 pound steaks (one each and quite enough). Onion and garlic added with a sprinkle of salt and pepper over, then pan fried in Olive Oil for about 3 to 4 minutes a side on medium. Ooooh Yum!
This will be accompanied by a Malee Point Merlot. I’ve started it with some dry salami bits as an appitizer.
Softer and smoother than the Shiraz, but more ambitious than the usual American Merlot. I rather like it! Instead of being a sort of Cabernet Lite, it’s more like a Merlot++. It stands up well to the salami, and ought to be a very good match to the lamb and garlic.
Side of baked acorn squash, buttered, and another vegetable TBD.
So once again, let the good times roll on…
In other news, saw a clip where India has cut a deal to buy Australian barley! Remember that discussion of fungible commodities? Well, it’s happening!
I suspect there will be closer economic and military ties “going forward”. India is in a low intensity border conflict with China. We now have a “My enemy’s target” situation turning into “my enemy’s enemy is my friend”.
India, Australia Seal Landmark Deal To Use Each Other’s Military Bases For Logistics Support The mutual logistic support deal was a part of total seven agreements that have been signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.