The garden’s been keeping me out of great grandma’s cookbook of late, but we’re really enjoying the bounty this year. Our fruit trees are finally giving us enough fruit to put aside for later, and the timing of it seems to be working with one tree finishing as the next one starts. I’ve been busy… Continue reading Our weird and wonderful tomatoes
Well here it is. The recipe I give out more than any other – Mulligatawny. It’s a type of curry soup that’s chock full of vegetables, really good for cleaning out the fridge, and possibly the very favourite meal of several members of our family. So far, I have never made this and not been… Continue reading Mulligatawny
I’ve decided it’s time to go around again. “Go around what?”, you may ask. It’s time to do the ‘no-shopping-for-food’ challenge again. It’s been 5 months since I did it last time, and I’m right back to my old bad habits. I throw out leftovers from the fridge because I’ve forgotten they’re there, and buy new… Continue reading A Sucker for Punishment
I have a gorgeous friend who I garden with. We spend occasional days in each others’ gardens. We pull weeds, prune, chat, have our informal book club, and spend the last half hour congratulating ourselves on a job well done and exclaiming over what a good idea this is. At the end of our first… Continue reading The penultimate day…
I’m surprised I haven’t been picked up as a shoplifter. Not that I’m stealing anything, but since I’ve started on this challenge, all my trips to buy milk seem furtive. I’m in and out as quickly as I can, feeling and no doubt looking very guilty. Instead of strolling and chatting, I’m all shifty eyes… Continue reading Day twenty one – not shoplifting!
What a lovely weekend away with the girls I’ve had. I all but finished a quilt for the Aunty Collector’s bed, and had a enjoyed spending time with the girls and my daughter. The men had a good time too, although busy it seems. Mr Gorgeous sounded wrecked and went off to bed early. As predicted, there was food… Continue reading Day eighteen
The kakai fritters were a success. I had a bit of help from Margaret Fulton for the recipe, and the family polished off the lot. Mr Gorgeous declares that he’s happy to use all the pumpkin in this manner, but I’ve had so much help with ideas that I’d like to try now. We enjoyed… Continue reading Day thirteen