Apple Snow with lemon lime shortbread

Lemon shortbreads (1 of 1)

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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Baked apple and quince porridge (1 of 1)-2

Breakfast in the paddock

The idea of a breakfast picnic really floats my boat. Seriously, can you think of a better way to start the day than rugged up against the shifting fog, with a warm mug of vanilla chai and a bowl of hot baked quince and apple porridge? Oh take me back there. This was how we…

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Workshop March day 1 (1 of 1)-65

Local is Lovely harvest Pracshop

Last week we held our second Local is Lovely Pracshop and it was just as wonderful, inspiring and fun as I’d hoped it would be. And as with our first Pracshop last November, it also reminded me how good it is to collaborate and share your ideas, experience and skills with others. The team we…

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Girragirra Green Living

If you are interested in organic gardening, sustainable architecture, sourdough bread, wood fired baking and/or good living – please read today’s post. It’s one of my favourite so far on the blog and I am so proud to bring you all the story of Wendy and Kim Muffet and Girragirra Green Living. Just five minutes…

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Farm Kitchen, March 2015

Last weekend’s Farm Kitchen lunch was the reason we do these things – perfect Autumn weather, lots of tasty seasonal food, a happy bunch of people and plenty of Orange wine to complement all of the above. We had the below menu (and please forgive my shocking hand-writing, I’d forgotten to do the blackboards and…

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The Friday List and quince chutney

Morning all! The Friday List has been a bit sporadic recently but it’s here today and I think, full of really great reads and things to cook. I’ve also thrown in a recipe for the above quince chutney posted earlier this week on Instagram and FB, and a few pics from some great new projects…

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Cakes our mothers (and grandmothers) taught us

This coming July, I’ll be heading south to the kitchen of Tamsin Carvan. Tamsin runs a program of lunches and workshops from her Gippsland home and I’ve been wanting to visit for years. Actually, readers of this blog might remember meeting her here in a guest post last year. In any case, as part of…

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