A few of the neighbors keeping me company on the beach...
Upper left: Shy Hermit Crab; in his 'borrowed' home.
Upper right: Ubiquitous Bush Turkey; as common as Mozzies.
Lower left: Laughing Kookaburra; a carnivorous kingfisher.
Lower right: Smiling Jai; in bathtime habitat.
Around the campfire one afternoon, my neighbors were telling me about cooking 'damper' in a camp oven, (a cast-iron, Dutch oven,) over the hardwood coals. I said I had never heard of damper and Wendy offered to make one so I could sample. Neighbor, Carrie, decided to try her hand at making the rustic, settlers bread which is made with self-raising flour, beer and whatever else you want to put in it. The one pictured about is Carrie's loaf, which included mushrooms, onions and other spices. Wendy's savory cake included garlic, cheese and spices.
Having a virgin palate regarding this Aussie 'bush tucker', I volunteered as informal judge. I had several pieces of both recipies and, in the interest of diplomacy, affirmed them both 'winners!"