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Month of veg, Day 1: pasta with potato, peas and pesto

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Duncan and I have decided to dedicate May to exploring new vegetarian recipes. This means no meat (or fish!) for 31 days. We were inspired by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s book, “River Cottage Veg Every Day“. Day 1, we thought we’d start relatively easy. I had made pesto earlier this year from basil from our friend Sam’s [...]

Steak on a Monday?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Friday, @urbanfoodmarket tweeted that he was conducting a blind tasting of grass-fed wagyu beef at his offices. They had three cuts – scotch fillet, sirloin and rump. He asked the twitterverse what we thought the ranking of each cut was. I replied with 1. rump, 2. sirloin and 3. scotch fillet – and I was [...]

Blessed are the cheese makers

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

It’s been a long time since our last mini-break. When we first arrived in Australia, we were quite good at planning weekends away. House, dog, renovations, have made many of our weekends too busy. So our weekend to Dreamcatcher Lodge in Picton was long overdue. We booked into the cheese making workshop number 2 – [...]

Whereby a simple conversation about dinner becomes … really confusing

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Her: what’s for dinner Me: not sure Me: maybe tortellinis and pesto Me: you? Her: oo cow bums Her: hello Her: cow bums Me: mmmmmmmmm cow bums Her: you’re having cow’s bums Her: J said he was making dinner so I don’t know Me: yes i am Me: i know Her: you know what Me: [...]

Feather and Bone

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Last September we went in halves with Sue and J in the purchase of half a Prime Angus Steer. (Which we are still enjoying.) Since then, ordering another half has proven difficult, as has locating equally well raised pork and lamb of any quantity. Enter

Green thumb

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

In our marriage, Duncan is the one who maintains the garden. He allows me to have my patch in the front yard – but the only edibles in it are the hard-to-kill rosemary tree and grows-like-a-weed mint. In all else, Duncan reigns supreme. We have a square foot garden at the front (which is probably [...]

Too much basil?

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Can one ever have too much basil? Trust me. One can. We have two types of basil at the moment – your regular garden variety + Greek basil (more “bite”y and potent). The Greek basil started as a little cutting from our friends Patto and Jess. It has grown into a veritable tree. The garden [...]

My obsession with food started at an early age

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Posting from my diary (all grammatical/spelling errors left in). Sarah, age 11: Dear Diary, Today was pretty straight forward exapt for tonight at 5:00 sharp I’m going to a Mother Daughter Banquet. But my dad was 15 min. late bringing the car home. When we arrived there we sat at a table with Denise, Kim [...]

Birthday Coffees

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Duncan decided to “art-up” our coffees this morning. For me For him

A won ton Monday

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Alison and Brent had us (and Sue and J) over for our first dinner in their new house. She channelled Kylie Kwong and in so doing, sparked an idea for our holiday Monday (the Queen’s Birthday – thanks Your Highness!). It got us thinking – well Duncan really – that he hadn’t made won tons [...]

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