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Larry (Jenolan) Lewis

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Jenolan Caves

This is not Jenolan Caves, we use the Jenolan name because we love the Jenolan, Abercrombie, Wombeyan, & Yarrangobilly caves.

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    •  Jenolan
      • 4 large eggs, whole
      • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
      • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
      • 1 cups panko breadcrumbs
      • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
      • 7 to 8 cups vegetable oil
      • 1 large heirloom tomato, cut into 4 thick slices
      1. Prepare a bowl with ice and water. Line a sheet pan with paper towels.
      2. In a 5-quart pot, bring 6 cups water to a boil over moderately-high heat. After the water has reached a boil, turn off the heat. Crack each egg into a ramekin and quickly add to the water. Once you have added all the eggs, cover the pot and set aside for 3 minutes.
      3. Using a slotted spoon, very carefully lift the eggs out of the water and directly into the bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Remove from the ice water and place on the prepared sheet pan.
      4. Spread the flour on a plate and put the beaten eggs in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, stir the panko with salt and pepper.
      5. Carefully dust 1 poached egg in the flour, dusting off any excess. Transfer the poached egg to the beaten eggs, and then transfer with a slotted spoon to the panko. Coat with the panko and carefully place on a plate. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
      6. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over high heat until a candy thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Using a slotted spoon, place 1 panko-coated egg into the oil and fry until golden brown, 10 to 15 seconds. Transfer the fried egg to paper towels to drain. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
      7. Season the tomato with salt and pepper. Place 1 tomato slice on each plate and top each slice with an egg.
      8. BYOC: Try this in early spring over some steamed asparagus. You can always add some fresh spinach to this for a crunch. Add the whole thing over a nice thick piece of crusty bread or English muffin for a fun brunch item.
      9. Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson, 2010
  • 2016-11-17
    Helen's Tractor

    •  Jenolan

      Had to buy  a new post hole digger and mower for my tractor, Helen decided she needed her own so I bought her a ride on mower ;-)

  • 2016-11-03
    37th Anniversary

    •  Jenolan

      Married for 37 years today, where did the time go?

      Bought Helen this, late I know jade is for the 35th

      Bought Helen this, late I know jade is for the 35th

  • 2016-09-12
    NBN First Month

    •  Jenolan

      This is my take after the first month on being on the NBN LTSS SkyMuster service, we were on the Interim service beforehand and it was pretty good until they started adding loads more people without increasing the satellite allocation.

      What they did then to ‘solve’ the problem was reduce the allowable bandwidth, we had 100 gigabytes a month they forcibly reduced that to 20 gigabytes but that did not resolve the over allocation problems, oh well that’s yesterdays news now.

      With LTSS although NBN tries to make it sound like the retail providers work out their own charging/bandwidth scheme the acceptable use policy has one condition that the average four weekly maximum peak bandwidth per connection is 30 gigabytes, but we as consumers are allowed (theoretically) a load more than that, this is ‘Yes Minister’ stuff it allows the guberment to say “oh you can have….” When the reality is nothing like that at all.

      • every customer's Data Usage must not exceed 150 GB in any four week period.
      • every customer's Peak Hour Data Usage must not exceed 75 GB in any four week period.
      • RSPs must limit their average customer Peak Hour Data Usage to no more than 30 GB of downloads and no more than 5 GB of uploads in any four week period.

      We settled on 40g the maximum is 50g but an extra 25% bandwidth is almost double the cost! Also, went for the ‘Sonic’ rate of 25/5 megabytes so it is close to ADSL speeds. For the normal stuff we do this is all more than satisfactory. Of course watching anything on YouTube or any other media based stuff is pretty much out as even watching a 5 minute train video will chomp a swag without taking a breath.

      I thought we were doing well in the August/September monthly allowance but then all of a sudden Apple issued an update, naturally it didn’t do it in the off-peak time it sucked a huge swag of the monthly allowance in one gulp so we almost hit the limit there and then!

      What burns me is seeing ads for NBN unlimited high speed for $69 and so on, sure it would be nice to get full city style allowances but it is not what I would like to have, just some ability to once in a while use media to watch something that catches our fancy, oh well, should I shut up now?