Some bottling happening

This is a book I have mentioned in previous posts I have written, this time it is about beetroot. We have managed to successfully grow some beetroot over winter and now is the time to bottle some of our produce. Some of the plants were ready to harvest whereas others have a bit more growing…

Pasta making

I have got into the habit again of making our own pasta.  I used to make it but stopped when it was only the two of us at home.  The last time our elder daughter and family were staying with us we made pasta and that got me back into the groove. We bought this…

Pinnies, aprons, smocks or pinafores (Some added information)

(This is the 2013 post with the new information added.) I mentioned in a previous post that I thought I was going to do some sewing, well I did. I have made three “retro” aprons. I thoroughly enjoyed making them, I even made the bias tape to go around two of the aprons. Front view…

An old cookbook in our collection

The Presbyterian Cookery Book of Good and Tried Recipes was bought in 1975, the year we were married. I am not sure if it was the tartan on the cover that prompted the purchase or the fact that it was Presbyterian based or maybe even the recommendations on the back of the book? Anyway the…

An escape before stage 3 again

I managed to get away for a weekend of bike riding with the Bike Chicks.  We were fortunate to get a trip as we are in an area of Victoria with no active cases of COVID19 and travel was permitted within Victoria outdside the exclusion zone of metropolitan Melbourne. We had booked a stay at…

More cooking, balm for the soul.

Our cumquat tree has produced well this year and so i have managed to make a batch of cumquat marmalade.  I am not a huge fan of marmalade but I love cumquat marmalade. I have blogged about this before and you can find the link to the recipe here.