It was about a lady named Pat and her vegetable garden. Pat is in her 90s and still tends to the garden with the help of her son, granddaughter and great granddaughter. Continue reading
This is this week’s pièce de résistance. Not only do they look fab but the stars are made from melt and pour soap which I made myself !! Continue reading
I know this is not a travel blog but I thought I would show you some of the better shots from our recent little holiday in Tasmania. We went for 2 weeks which was long enough to see the sites but, clearly, not long enough to see all the state has to offer. Maus hadn’t been before so we ticked off items on the “must see” list like Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain, Strahan, Stanley, Launceston, etc. but, if we went again, we would skip these places and go on the less touristed path.
First stop was Eaglehawk Neck where you can see the absolutely amazing tessellated pavement. It is so hard to believe that this formation is all natural. At first, Maus thought it was an old convict building quarry where they had cut out building blocks and left their scar on the environment but, no, it is all due to tidal erosion. Continue reading
Did I mention that we have a lot of corn at the moment? The first day back from our holidays, I picked 14 cobs and, two days later, eight more. We, usually, have a glut this time of the year and go into corn fritter mode. I have previously posted Bill Grangers’ sweetcorn fritters with roasted tomatoes and bacon and corn & ricotta cakes with roasted tomatoes and pesto from Delicious magazine. If you are inundated with corn or love corn fritters, I recommend both recipes but, for us, it was time to try something new. Continue reading
Hello, hello, hello!
I know there is not supposed to be anything new in my kitchen but I have been on holidays (in Tasmania) and when you are on holidays, everyday rules like – nothing new in the kitchen unless something goes out – do not apply. So … I do have quite a few new things in my kitchen. Continue reading
I started writing this post on Saturday, then thought I should add a couple of food snippets (as this is a food blog) and before you knew it, I had a post written about my pavlova.
So what have I really been doing over the Christmas break? Making soap, of course! Continue reading
“Doing what?” you may ask. Well, there has been a lot of cooking. Some of the things I have cooked could easily have made it into a post but I have lost my photography mojo so nearly all didn’t even get a photo, let alone a post-worthy photo.
One dessert that was snapped is the head photo. The recipe is from the December copy of the Donna Hay Magazine and I was instructed to make it for our family get-together. I was pretty proud of the final product so I snapped a photo before it was devoured. Continue reading