Mango Chutney again.

We were about to head off to Canberra to visit our younger daughter and son and I realised I needed to make some mango chutney to take with us.  The chutney is a favourite with our eldest granddaughter. I have written about it in a previous blog post. I used some of my frozen mangoes…

A solitary beetroot

I was weeding the vegetable patch and realised that we still had one beetroot left over from our beetroot harvest many weeks ago.  I thought it would be useless to make pickle for one beetroot and then I remembered I had seen a recipe on the internet for beetroot brownies.  I seemed to remember that…

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…