Cooking

Autumn Harvest

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I love this time of year. There seems to be a promise in the air.  The nights start cooling off and the days are warm and clear. We even had some rain last night which has cooled the whole garden down and given us some hope that dry earth is not all we will have […]

Food

5 Minute Basil and Almond Pesto

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I love those crunchy basil pesto dips that are sold in the supermarkets, but I don’t love the additives and preservatives that go with them – “the numbers” as I call them. I’ve become a bit more stringent about reading food labels as I’ve learnt more about food, how it is produced and how many […]

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Rhubarb and Walnut Cake

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One of the things I love the most about growing some of my own food is the sense of satisfaction and joy that I get in using those things in my cooking.  This morning I decided the rhubarb was ready and, knowing how much my husband LOVES rhubarb, I decided to bake one of my […]

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Potato, Leek and Spinach Soup

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There is something very comforting about a warm, steaming bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. Filled with goodness freshly picked from the garden or recently purchased from one of my favourite farmers’ markets, it is not only in the eating that I find comfort. It is really in the making of soup that […]

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Tomatoes

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I had the pleasure of going to one of my favourite farmers’ markets last weekend and aside from spending time with some good friends, I picked up 5 kgs of fresh ripe tomatoes. I always love a random bulk buy from the market because I love the challenge of finding something delicious to do with […]