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…

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…

Must have worked out that another lockdown was coming.

I received this in the mail today. I had joined a gin club recently and this is my first parcel.  I have subscribed to receive a package once every three months. I usually have a gin and tonic in the evening, before dinner so I thought this would be a good way to try out…