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What a week!
I’ve got the garden going again, and now I’m hanging out for my first feed of beans!
Thanksgiving – the true meaning of giving thanks. How to appreciate the good things in life.
How to choose the best kitchen scale.
The week’s round-up of recipes, news and views.
But more importantly, it’s time to do a RAK (Random Act of Kindness)
Cooking the perfect steak – use the touch test!
I’d been poisoning myself!!!
Stirring the pot – sticking my neck out to say something important.
Bubbles! A bottle of bubbly needs friends, unless it is Covid Lockdown. In that case, either buy a Champagne stopper, or drink the lot!
September chit-chat, recipes and pics.
Best-ever Christmas Cake – with a lovely family ritual.
Oh-oh. Cute as, but bad-ass.
Lockdown affects everyone, just in different ways. I don’t mind being alone, and like many writers, prefer it most of the time. Not having so many emails to deal with is a bonus. But I truly am desperate to garden. My little Podular housette is delayed, of course – the site is all ticked off and ready […]
I’ve got a friend. He’s a bit spiky and he’s very shy. Still, it’s nice to have someone pop by. I also have pheasants – they’re very noisy – rosellas (they’re squawky but colourful), ducks (extremely noisy but quite magnificent), dozens of rabbits (that’s probably a bad thing but their little ears poking up out […]
9th August It’s all about site preparation. Last week a big drill thingy arrived so I knew holes were on the agenda, and sure enough the digger turned up again and did one of the other jobs it does well, dig holes. Who knew? I thought they just scooped up stuff. A sleeve is wrapped […]
Yep, it’s been busy around here with trucks and diggers beeping and buzzing and men in hi-vis and hats. The progress with the ground work for my PODULAR housette has been hampered by rain, but finally this week the digger arrived and work commenced. You can see more in the pic and link below. Meanwhile, the oven has […]
Saving the nikau – it’s going to be the centrepiece of the deck!
Rest In Peace or Rip It Out …Moving a vegetable and herb garden is not easy!
Enjoy the classics … a little bit of pastry, a little bit of goat’s cheese. Mmm mmm.
Gather the clan for a feast to celebrate Matariki.
Use porcini mushrooms at their best.
Thank you Julie and Ilaria Your cookbook has been safely received. I have already included several of your recipes in our weekly meal plan. They all look so delicious and I love that the recipes are generally ‘no fuss’ – that’s my sort of cooking too! I really enjoy your newsletters as well. Jenny Hello […]
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