Posts tagged with "country"



Garden · 15. July 2019
As with many things in life, there is no straight cut answer to this question, but there is a myriad of factors to consider when deciding where to place your new green plant propagation and nurturing station.
Kitchen · 19. March 2019
I love to make this when my tomatoes are in abundance and the great thing about it, is that its not fussy on the type you have, so mix them all up to make this sweet sauce. I have gifted this for christmas and its really been popular, I've run out again.

Kitchen · 04. December 2018
After making Jam as a Christmas treat for visitors last year, I am again planning to make a few jars for the festive season. I have made Gooseberry and Geranium jam, its nice to leave the antique rose scented pelargonium leaves to steep in the
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

Garden · 30. August 2018
Every Spring theres a beautiful space that I like to visit down one of these red dirt country roads that are everywhere around us, and visit some 100 year old daffodils, enjoying the sunshine streaming through the trees.
It feels like only a ninny would say that Summer was too long, it was though, long, hot and very dry. It hung on for longer than usual. The dizzying heat has a cabin fever like effect on the human psyche. Staring at brown hills, watching

Kitchen · 30. March 2018
Well this is an old simple chocolate cake recipe given to me from the 1930's, its basic and turns out beautiful and delicious. I varied this time by only by adding gluten free flour instead of regular flour, I use the "Lauke" Gluten Free White Bread /Biscuit/Cake Flour, which acts very similar to regular wheat varieties.
Garden · 05. March 2018
Perfectly sized to be eaten by one person, the old heirloom variety called "Lemon Cucumber" (because of the colour of the skin, not taste) ticks all the boxes! It's prolific, easy to grow, even here in our cold temperate climate, and miraculously develops a thick skin once it's picked, but remains sweet and juicy on the inside, without a hint of bitterness at all! It also tends to have a longer growing period than other cucumbers.

Latest Down the Red Dirt Road... · 27. December 2017
As the dust settles after the flurry of present giving and incessant pavlova making, and the turkey is (almost) all eaten, it's finally time to sit down and enjoy some quiet time here in the hills.
The rural farming town of Thorpdale has just held its second bi-annual "Thorpdale Potato Festival," a festival which began initially in 1977 and has been revived with great success by the community in 2015, which of course celebrates the humble potato. After a stormy morning, the skies cleared and the many many potato related events began. Thorpdale's festival is reminiscent of the proper traditional country show, with plenty of wholesome and fun activities for all ages, mostly spud related of...

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