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We spent a lovely day yesterday at a friend’s farm and cam home with an abundance of cucumbers, garlic, eggs and figs. What a wonderful bounty. I added to the bounty this morning, digging up the potato patch and picking a good sized batch of rhubarb. We have been out of jam for a while [...]

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Sometimes, the simplest of meals receives the highest accolades. Tonight was one of those nights. Some simple little prawn and potato patties made from $3 of prawns and 3 potatoes with a simple lemon chive sauce and a mound of steamed vegetables. The family feed for just under $6 and the plates licked clean. There [...]

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Potatoes and a sundress

The top temperature in my little corner of Melbourne was 44.7 today. That’s 112.5 for those of you who do farenheit. So still not cooking weather. Before the sun hit the backyard, I pulled out the top layer of the potato tower. Not an brilliant success but a good learning process. The lower section of [...]

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‘Twas hot and sunny in my little corner of the world today. Much as I love the hot weather, when combined with a boot load of lovely thick wood donated by my brother and my dad, it makes for a hot and somewhat grumpy Dani. Only grumpy until the job is completed. Then we have [...]

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Another day of actual summer weather and it feels like paradise. Perfect accompaniments to a summer’s day, fresh bread and salad. The bread is a pumpkin and grain loaf inspired by Confessions of a French Baker. Lovely topped with nothing more than avocado. It would be delicious with soup. Even my pumpkin hating boys enjoyed [...]

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What could be more satisfying, frustrating, and completely fulfilling as a day spent between vegetable patch and preserving? I’m sure the majority could think of lot’s of things but I’m know I’m not alone in thinking it nigh on the perfect day. From an early trip to the farmer’s market, I launched straight into bottling [...]

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OMG it’s peach salsa!

Way back in Seattle’s peach season, I started salivating at the thought of my own personal peach season. The reason was a tempting little salsa recipe posted on the Shibaguyz blog. Today was the day and it was worth the wait. Once I stock up on capsicum and coriander I’ll be making at least two [...]

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Christmas garden joy

My family must love me. I did my Christmas planting today and it gave me great joy. Son and Heir gave me a sorely needed punnet of coriander seedlings, Lil Miss gave me a divine tub of native violets and my Dad and Stepmum gave me a blueberry. Happy days indeed. Once they were all [...]

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Peachalicious!

It’s nigh on my favourite time of year. I’m not referring to the festive season of any variety. What I’m talking about is peach season. We have the most wonderful peach tree. It was here when we bought our house, I’ve no idea how old it is. What I do know is that every year [...]

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Silverbeet Pie…again

It’s official. Everyone here at chez KP, including me, is sick to death of silverbeet. It’s going to seed fairly rapidly now. I’ll be cutting the rest down this weekend, blanching and freezing for when we can face it again. I don’t like the way the stalks freeze so they will be chopped up and [...]

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