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Flavours of Vietnam – Chicken and Herb Salad.

by Dani

This meal was born of necessity as I the only fruit or vegetables I had was that which¬†was growing in the garden. Chicken and Herb Salad. Ingredients 3 chicken thigh breasts chopped into bite sized pieces 1 cup Vietnamese mint leaves 1 cup parsley sprigs 1 cup mint leaves 1/4 cup chopped chives 3 spring […]

Thermomix. Rhubarb and Fig Jam

by Dani

We spent a lovely day yesterday at a friend’s farm and came 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 […]

Simple, cheap and delicious

by Dani

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 […]

Gardening, bakery bread and frugality

by Dani

‘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 […]

Summer delights

by Dani

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 […]

A summer’s day with a kitchen garden. Gado gado variant.

by Dani

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 […]

OMG it’s peach salsa!

by Dani

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 […]

Peachalicious!

by Dani

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 […]

Silverbeet Pie…again

by Dani

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 […]