A long time missing, October to be precise.

A Happy New Year to all of you who follow my blog, although you had probably given up on me as it has been so long since I last posted.  I am not usually one to make resolutions at New Year but this year I hope to be more regular in my posting on the…

Use your loaf. . . . .A new recipe for bread

I usually make our bread in the bread maker but I read about this loaf on Down to Earth, a blog by Rhonda Hetzel.  She calls it a five minute loaf and it is so easy to make. This link will take you directly to her blog and post on the bread I couldn’t believe…

The olives are ready for pickling

Arriving back from my holiday I realised it was well and truly time to pick our olives, before the bower birds consumed them.  There has been a flock of bower birds hanging around the garden and they have successfully demolished all our cauliflower plants, each one stripped to a stalk. The olive tree has produced…

Sauce time

This year I almost missed out on making my tomato sauce.  The place where we usually buy our sauce tomatoes wasn’t in operation so I had to find another source.  Fortunately I was able to buy a box of saucing tomatoes at the local greengrocer.  Crisis averted.  Our younger daughter’s partner is a great lover…

Local food and wine

We have been meaning to attend the Tinamba Food and Wine Festival for a couple of years now but this year we finally got there and we are so glad we did.  It was a fantastic day.  The festival is held on the road in front of the Tinamba Hotel.  The road is closed and…

Most of us have been on a diet at some stage in our lives.

I have just finished reading The Diet Myth by Tim Spector and by sheer coincidence there was a television program on SBS television last night about that very thing. If you are in Australia you can find the TV program on SBS On Demand here. My husband bought the book after listening to a radio…