A new mother.

The sour dough mother that my elder daughter gave me had to be binned as I had not fed it and it went mouldy.  Lots of sourdough was baked during the lockdown part of COVID but I had not made a loaf for a while and was disappointed when I discovered the starter had gone…

I am a lover of cheese.

I was reading an article which was delivered to my mail, they must know me well, and was amazed at what is now available in Geelong. A cheese bar, set out similar to a sushi train.  Who would have thought! I could just see myself there, agonising over what plate to choose or should I…

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…

My eyes have been opened to another pasta world out there.

A comment from Liz on my previous post about making pasta has opened a whole new world to me on the possibilities of making pasta in other ways.  You just need to check out this site , including the video, to see what I mean. No I am not suggesting for a moment that you…