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…

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…

An essential trip to Perry Bridge for tomatoes

Tomato sauce is an essential for my younger daughter’s family.  I make the sauce which has become the firm favourite for the family.  We had been hoping to get sauce tomatoes from the local greengrocer but the price was a bit expensive.  We have been fortunate in previous years to get our tomatoes from a…

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.

Recreating childhood memories

This is a ginger fluff.  An unusual name for a cake but it is the cake that my mother-in-law used to bake.  Her cakes were delicious. Our elder daughter was recently visiting us and she asked me if I had Granma’s recipe.  Unfortunately I didn’t but that didn’t prevent her from finding a recipe on…