The Friday List

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Yesssss it’s Friday again! Have a lovely one everyone. And here are some things to read/cook/share over the weekend too. How good/weird is that jelly video!? Sx Ps – last week we were invited to Sydney’s The Grounds of Alexandria (pictured above and below) for the opening of an exhibition of photographs celebrating farming families…

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On liquorice loaf, chai and baked apples

Dawn breakfast picnics are always my favourite part of every Local is Lovely Pracshop. We in the kitchen rise well before the birds and the sun to prepare a big breakfast tray (in this case baked apples with oat crumble), pile bowls into baskets and fill the Thermos with boiling water for coffee. And just…

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Local is Lovely Winter Pracshop – Day 1

Last weekend we held our fourth Local is Lovely Pracshop; Creative Storytelling through Photography, Art, Words and Food. And as with every post-workshop post, I must make an effort to reign-in my superlatives because I am full of them. I want to rave about the enthusiastic, fascinating, fun students we had, the generosity and skill…

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Considering the kiwi

Back in Autumn, Dougal Munro (below) showed me the enormous kiwi tree that was engulfing/had engulfed (it’s debatable) the old dairy shed in his orchard. It was a mass of round green leaves and looked fabulous. Now, it’s a mass of what looks like dried sticks piled on top and around said shed. But hanging…

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The Friday List

Good morning all! I hope you’ve had lovely weeks and have lovely weekends planned. Ours will kick off with a birthday bash for Miss Alice’s eighth birthday tonight. We are turning the Farm Kitchen into a disco and it’s going to be all about Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and co. Oh and tacos. In the…

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Farm Kitchen July

Last month’s Farm Kitchen Lunch should really have been called Christmas in July. There was snow on the ground, deer on the snow on the ground, a fire in the grate and a gathering at the table. But I’m not a huge fan of celebrating my favourite time of year out of December. So instead…

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Taking the pith

It’s stone cold and pewter grey today. This winter is dragging on a bit isn’t it? And if it wasn’t for the bright, juicy, healthy and happy citrus floating around my kitchen today, I think I’d be getting a bit over it about now. Since returning last week from Gippsland with a basket full of…

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The Friday List and Marge’s Cottage

Last weekend I kidnapped my Mum and we drove south for nine hours to the ludicrously green valleys of Gippsland. The purpose of our trip was to attend and co-host a ‘Cakes our Mothers’ Taught Us’ workshop at Tamsin’s Table which I’ll be blogging about this week, but we also scored the added bonus of…

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Vanilla rice pudding and tropical dreaming

A couple of weeks ago we skipped town (or in our case country) for our first proper holiday in quite some time. And it was quite something. With my three siblings, their families and my parents, we swapped freezing NSW for tropical Vanuatu and a week of swimming, paddling over crystal clear lagoons, reading and doing very little….

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