Posts tagged with "2016"



Kitchen · 20. October 2018
Well this is an old recipe given to me, its basic and turns out beautiful and delicious. I varied it only by adding some lovely fresh cooked beetroot from the garden, which adds a lovely almost Turkish Delight flavour to it, and its handy for getting
Travel · 19. December 2016
Callington Mill in Tasmania is a must-see if you are near Hobart and travelling around. Its in Oatlands, right in the midlands of Tasmania, which is a Georgian town, that hails back to the convict and early settlement era of Australian colonialism. The mill was built in 1837 and is the only working (Lincolnshire tower) mill of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Travel · 12. December 2016
This gorgeous Paddle Steamer is the "P.S Industry". Firstly, all paddle steamer names start with "P.S". This cute steam engine that floats rests most of the time on the Murray River at Renmark. Its a little bit famous for a couple of reasons and was a treat to explore.
Travel · 05. December 2016
Stunning Lake Bonney is a freshwater lake in Barmera, in South Australia. Interestingly, the lake is filled and drained by the Murray River, which runs through the region.

Travel · 28. November 2016
We came across this unique and curious building when we were in Renmark, South Australia recently. The town of Renmark is full of buildings in this era, and some of them are heritage listed and have been lovingly restored, like the magnificent and pristine Renmark Hotel.
Latest Down the Red Dirt Road... · 20. November 2016
On the weekend I was lucky enough to sample a simply stunning dessert, as part of the Prom Local Country Dish Competition. Jaci Hicken, from Jacican in Mirboo Nth created this for the competition using local produce and it will be available at her food studio for the rest of November. Jaci's food studio focuses on food, meals and produce from and in the Gippsland region, as well as holding high teas, private functions, and cooking classes for both adults and school aged children. We had a...

Garden · 25. August 2016
Its one of my favourite times of the year! Time to sow the tomato seeds! Frosty mornings are on their way out (i hope), and thoughts of sunshine and produce are dancing through my head. I'm sowing the first varieties out this week in the greenhouse, so as to have them ready for planting out in the garden after the last frost. Since we are living in a "Temperate" climate here, its hard to know when that is exactly. But the locals have their own ideas. If you live in Melbourne, I have been told...
I really didn't think when I put in 2 very small "no dig" vegetable plots in our garden on the first weekend that we moved in, that in 5 years it would have grown to 13 veggie beds and now a greenhouse. Every few months i have (probably) annoyed the husband, asking "Can you put another one over in that corner?" or "You know what would go well over there?". Since its pretty apparent that I love growing food, when I came home from Ireland last year, there, it was, brand spanking new greenhouse...

Kitchen · 17. June 2016
For full recipe click here: http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/soups-recipes/varoma-cream-chicken-soup/329485
Kitchen · 17. May 2016
Last week I bought an electric crockpot (slowcooker). Where has this great yoke been all my life? I've used it twice already. Enough said. It will get used alot more. I don't have any big kitchen appliances, except for a Thermomix, as I like one having one contraption that does nearly everything in the kitchen. Saves time in the long run. I want more time now more than ever to spend not doing mindless standing over the stove in the kitchen. I'd rather spend the evenings with the kids and...

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