After soaking almonds and sesame overnight, it was blended and strained. This made both a paste to make tahini-almond cakes and milk! The toasty cakes were interesting. I think I want to try this concept again with a bit of honey and make it a bit thinner…then toast them in the oven. Or puff them up and make tahini-almond muffins!
She also introduced me to Vegemite, lightly spread on a warm rice cake, it’s not as bad as everyone told me it would be…I think the key is make sure that the spread is thin. It's a salty spread, and I could easily see how it'd be revolting in large quantities :P
I also met the lovely J who took it upon herself to show some true Australian sport: Cane Toad Racing! We drew lines on the pavement and caught the frog (see below - he does not look amused). She encouraged me to pet them, which I did not knowing that they’re apparently poisonous. We also ate a hilarious dinner of sausages, grated carrot, and beets on top of a toasted tortilla…oh J. haha.
Annnd…we ate a mysterious red fruit that was growing from her tree. I remember the conversation well.
“Are you sure that this edible?”
“Yep! It’s fruit!”
“What is it?”
The next day, the side of my face blew up and J went to the ER. Nice.
From there, I made my way up north to Port Douglas...