April Favourites

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April has come, gone and now we are well into May – say whaaaaaaat? Honestly I feel like everything/one is on fast forward at the moment. So before we find ourselves in June; below are a few favourites from last month. I hope your April was full of good things to do/eat/read. Oh, and in…

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The Ordinary things, baking and Autumn light

I’ve been in the kitchen pretty much all of the past week, and have listened to many a podcast during this time, but one line from one show in particular really stuck a chord – it was Ruth Reichl, food writer and editor of great repute, talking to the team from Burnt Toast, and she…

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Local is Lovely March Workshop – recipes and stories

When photographer and collaborator extraordinaire Luisa Brimble suggested we host a Local is Lovely workshop with German-based photographers and stylists Marta Greber (she of one of my all time favourite blogs What Should I eat for Breakfast) and Simone Hawslich of Fraulein Sonntag I was beside myself. These two women are powerhouses of talent and…

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Happy Easter and a chocolate loaf

Good evening everyone! I hope you’ve all been well. We are heading off to New Zealand tomorrow (I know – crazy, exciting and very last minute) to spend Easter at one of my favourite places in the world, Queenstown (please, any hot tips for the town and surrounds would be very welcome as it’s years…

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Favourites List – February and March

Good morning all! A little late I know, or early depending on how you see things – but welcome to my February/March favourites list…I hope you have all had a great February – for us it’s been dry dry dry, but otherwise good and busy with the kids back at school, and for me, lots…

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Stories from a tree-change …and a peach slice.

I wonder if any of you pick up Country Style magazine each month, scroll through your Instagram and maybe look at blogs like this thinking about all those tree-changers living calm, measured lives in in nurturing country communities then sigh with a resignation that it could never happen to you. Well YES IT COULD. It…

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Glen Innes Show and yeasted waffles

Country shows bring together every positive thread of country life. They are an education in agriculture, an exercise in local pride and a chance for every last person in the community a chance to fly their own flag whether in the cookery classes, horse riding, art, wood chopping, cattle showing, camp drafting, sewing or in…

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Kitchen garden – St Joseph’s Molong

St Joseph’s is a small school in the Central Western town of Molong. And its new kitchen garden is nourishing its 50-odd students on every level. St Joseph’s has a terrifically hard-working P&F committee, and they’re are also a very handy lot. So when it was decided that their regular canteen should start up again…

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January favourites

Hello and welcome to my first ever Favourites List. As threatened in a previous post, this year I’m replacing the usual Friday List with a Favourites list instead, which I hope, will give a bit more scope to share more of what I’m loving in a more flexible way. It will be monthly, sometimes fortnightly…

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Olive oil and hazlenut cake for Orange F.O.O.D Week

The program for our annual food festival was released today. Whoop! Orange F.O.O.D Week (food of the Orange region) is celebrating its 25th birthday this April, and the 2016 program is one big celebration of Orange’s food and wine with fantastic events put on by all the producers, winery’s and restaurants of the region. Click…

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