Fondue for the family

During the holiday period over Christmas I decided to have fondue for one of our desserts.  It has been decades since I last had fondue at home so it was going to be an enjoyable experience. Our Fondue burner was bought in the seventies from a homeware shop called the French Kitchen in The Boulevarde…

Three months worth of gardening!

The down side of being away is the fact that your garden keeps on going and so do the weeds! I now have to get the garden back into shape.  We were fortunate that our neighbour kept the outdoor pot plants watered so they were still alive when we got home. Our vegie patch was…

“Freeform”, I think that allows for mistakes.

Freeform Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie, I like the sound of “freeform” as it seems to allow for mistakes.:-) I posted previously how we had a huge crop of rhubarb which I harvested and froze, well, since then the rhubarb has regrown and suffered disastrously in the heat but there was still sufficient rhubarb for me…

Strawberries and Cream. . . .my dad’s favourite.

(photo from the Herald Sun) According to the blog   Foodimentary which is all about food history, origins, and celebrations. The ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of melancholy, fainting, all inflammations, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, bad breath, attacks of gout, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen. Now I just need to come up…