The Friday List

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Thank you all for your patience with the comings and goings of this Friday List. As soon as life becomes a bit nuts here, as it has done recently, it’s the first thing to fall by the wayside. In any case, here we are back again and today with some lovely links to good, new…

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From our family…

It is with great sadness that we advise our friends and supporters that Tim’s father Andrew Hansen passed away early last week after a long, brave battle with cancer. A wonderful obituary was published in the Central Western Daily today and we would like to share the link with you all here. If ever you…

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Holidays at home

The winter school holidays are my favourite. These are days for adventures at home; for bright, cool afternoons when we pack a thermos, matches and a tin of muffins and spend hours running around the paddocks, lighting fires, toasting marshmallows and just playing. So yesterday we did just that; enjoying the fact that there is water in…

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Off the air

Just a brief note to say that our family is having a pretty sad time at the moment so things will be a little quiet here for the next little bit. Thanks and see you back here next week. Sophiex

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The Friday List

Good morning! After a few days of lovely rain, the sun is trying to push through in time for the weekend and it’ll be so welcome. We have friends visiting from Sydney and hope to hang out on the farm with them, have a few picnics and, for the first time in what feels like…

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Kimbri Olive Oil, ice cream and vanilla salt. Oh yes.

Late last month my family gathered at Mum and Dad’s farm just over the Blue Mountains to help harvest the crop from their olive trees. Every year they press these olives into Kimbri Olive Oil and this year I followed the whole process from picking to the press, driving out with Dad to Billimari (home…

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The Friday List (on Monday)

So…here’s last Friday’s Friday List just a few days late. My apologies! Time just ran away from me as it does so often these days. In any case, I do apologise but here they are, just a few links and good things to read, cook and listen to. Hope you all had great weekends, Sophiex…

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Pear and parsnip soup

I’ve been making this pear and parsnip soup quite a bit recently, both at the Farm Kitchen and at home. The mellow, gentle flavours are just what we need at the moment, and parsnips are beautiful, sweet and abundant here now too. It’s nice to sprinkle the top with crushed, toasted walnuts or hazlenuts but…

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The Friday List

The June long weekend is always one for bonfires, bitter cold and bunkering down. For us at least. And this one looks to be no different. So the plan for team Hansen is to spend the next three days standing in paddocks around big, crackling fires, catching up with visiting family and hopefully, also sitting…

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