It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
Back from Yet Another Marathon Road Trip, and pretty much recovered from the nearly 2 weeks of hustle and sleep deprivation, I’m ready and able to once again bless the table with Australian Goodness.
Once again will be doing “the usual” Loin Lamb Chops from Australia. Stood on the T-Bone fat end in a cast iron skillet in the oven at 400 F for about 25 minutes (for no-red inside, so less if you like rare).
Yes, I like these rather a lot. Yes, I’ll do some more interesting different stuff again one of these days, but right now, it’s hard to beat mini-T-Bones of lamb.
A simple salad of mixed lettuces and American Style vegetables from a bag. (That means with a tiny bit of added carrot, cabbage and radish slices mostly) with Olive Garden Italian (creamy) dressing, and a vegetable side to be named later. Maybe little roasted potatoes. I have some fingerling potatoes that are supposed to roast well, in a few colors. What can I say, it was an impulse buy… I also have a yellow zucchini to use up.. Decisions decisions.
In fact, I’m sure of it. A small handful of red, gold, and purple fingerling potatoes roasted for each plate.
I’ll be using a variation on this theme:
Bigger fingerlings will be cut in half lengthwise so all are about the same general size. I’m going to oil the spuds (not just the pan) and sprinkle over with Italian Seasoning, Salt, and Garlic mix (spouse is not fond of pepper so that I add to my plate…)
Then they will be arrayed around the lamb chops in the pan and it all roasts for 25 minutes at about 400 ish.
Tonight will be a reprise of the Samuel Wynn “Dice with Destiny” Red Blend 2017. A deep ruby colored red that has overtones of Shiraz in it, but mellowed by “something else”. I suspect I’m not the only one to like a Shiraz / Cabernet or Shiraz / Merlot blend ;-)
In Other News
Looks like the big news du jour in Australia is that, having kept the virus out, you must continue to keep it out forever with draconian means, or just get on with it and catch up with the rest of the world. So your government looks to be choosing “Lock Down Forever!” /sarc; (I hope)
Bolding done by me:
Live breaking news: Radical NSW lockdown overhaul tipped as cases rise to record high
As case numbers remain stubborn in NSW despite the current sweeping measures to push them down, a new way forward is reportedly on the table.
Today’s cases in NSW will be higher than yesterday’s record total of 124, despite the current sweeping measures to push them down – and a radical overhaul of restrictions is reportedly on the table.
The NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard appeared on KIIS1065’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show where he was quizzed on infection numbers.
“There will be more (cases),” Mr Hazzard said. “We need people in south-west Sydney to stop moving around. We need people to understand it’s a dangerous virus.”
As case numbers remain stubborn, authorities are reportedly looking at new restrictions.
According to NSW government sources who have spoken to The Australian, southwestern Sydney could be placed into a harder lockdown while restrictions would be relaxed in communities barely affected by Covid-19.
It reports that members of the state’s crisis cabinet are turning their mind to transition plans to relieve pressure on communities largely untouched by the virus, but that formal discussions about it are likely to occur only next week.
It comes as residents of NSW are bracing for another rise in Covid cases today amid signs of continued community spread in Sydney, despite current lockdown measures.
The state recorded its highest daily case number in the current outbreak, 124 cases, yesterday. Some 48 of those were in the community for their entire infectious period.
Overnight more exposure sites have been added in Sydney’s CBD, the south-west and inner west while an alert now has been issued for the Byron Bay area where sewerage testing has found virus fragments.
Sewage Tester? Now that’s a job that must be hard to fill: “Well, yes, the duties do include wading into the sewage and collecting samples to assure they do not have a lethal virus in them. But don’t worry, you will have protective gear on, and of course you will be fully vaccinated with frequent booster shots…”
Welcome aboard the Rest Of World, guys. Once it’s got known cases in the hundreds, detected AFTER an infectious walk around has seeded it on, that Genie is out of the bottle.
So think anyone will propose prophylactic Ivermectin to quash this? Maybe even just Over The Counter Quercetin & Zinc? (shown to work by Dr. Zelenko)
If you are Down Under and facing this as it blows past supposed “defenses” of masks and “lockdowns”: Do take a bit of a look at Ivermectin and HCQ and the Quercetin / Zinc methods in the medical literature / M.D. postings on other sites.