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 a two-night stay at Marge’s Cottage, a small, beautiful cottage just down the road from Tamsin’s farm and table.
From the thick linen sheets to the handmade soaps on the claw-foot bath and cosy, happy little kitchen, I just loved this place. Each window is a picture and there’s obviously been lots of love poured into every corner of the place. So here above and below are a few pictures from Marge’s Cottage and a rather brief Friday List, below (our internet connection this weekend has been maddeningly slow and for the most part non-existent so I’ve not spent much time online recently).
Is it just me or does it feel like we’ve broken the back of this winter? Here at least, this week at least, it feels like grass is starting to grow again on the farm, that the earth is warming somewhat and that the nights aren’t quite so dark, quite so early. Come on Spring, we are almost ready for you, and when you arrive, we are going to have a lunch like this in the orchard.
Sarah Glover’s food is full of new flavour combinations, fun and energy, check out her recipe page for some great ideas. I’m making this coconut ‘yogurt’ at the moment and can’t wait to give it a go on tomorrow’s breakfast.
Coffee/tea ice cream with condensed milk crumble? As my almost eight-year-old Alice would say; bring it.
I love both kale (truly) and Ruth Reichl so this post was a win win.
Brioche slices slathered with almond butter scented with orange blossom then sprinkled with almonds and grilled? Oh ok then. I’d never heard of bostocks before but after this post, and this one too just might be making them for breakfast this weekend. Hello yum!