The Friday List

The Friday List

Good morning all! I hope you’ve had lovely weeks and have good things planned for this weekend. I’d like to sit in the sun with Alice again and blow bubbles (above), do some reading (below) and a bit of cooking too (also below). Happy reading, Sx Love the look of this Greek goddess grain bowl…

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Epicurean Harvest

Erika and Hayden of Epicurean Harvest are two of the most impressive people I’ve met in a long time. From their plot of land just out of Blackheath, in the NSW Blue Mountains, they grow organic produce of the highest quality, and do so with quiet conviction, consideration and joy. A couple of years ago…

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The Friday List

The Friday List

Good morning all! Here are a few good reads for this lovely Friday, Sx This lemon and vanilla creme patissiere is on my ‘to do list’ for the weekend Eat up, you’ll be happier (here here) Marte Marie Forsberg’s blog My Cottage Kitchen is just so lovely. I could get lost in here for ages….

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The Friday List

The Friday List is back, somewhat late in the day but here nonetheless! Hope you all find something good to read, cook and share in here. Sophiex This long lunch at Anna Tasca Lanza’s Sicilian cooking school is my idea of perfection. Braided rhubarb and apple strudel? Oh ok then. Or maybe this lemon, zucchini…

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Dougal Munro, the constant farmer

Dougal Munro is a garlic, fruit and vegetable grower just out of Orange NSW. He is generous, clever, hard working, careful of his soil and passionate about promoting biodiversity and deserves, I believe, (like most farmers), a big fat round of applause. Farmers like Dougal are the reason I love working on Local is Lovely….

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Apple Snow with lemon lime shortbread

Orange is celebrating its annual apple festival this weekend, so I thought I’d celebrate by making apple snow, one of my all-time favourite puddings. Apple snow does have a ring of ‘nursery food’ to it but that’s not such a bad thing is it? And this simple, gentle recipe is one of the best ways…

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All right stop, collaborate and listen

So now we have set the soundrack to this post (and who doesn’t like Vanilla Ice?), I’m so excited to announce the dates for two new Local is Lovely Pracshops™! Whoop. Both are collaborations of the best order, bringing together a really wonderful team of teachers and creatives; from Country Style magazine’s editor Victoria Carey…

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Honey and spice cake

And we’re live!

Hello and welcome back to Local is Lovely! We’ve had a bit of a face-lift here and I hope, you will all find the new design a bit cleaner, fresher and easier to navigate (please also have some patience with me while I get the hang of WordPress…). I still have a few pages to…

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