Master Baker

Master Baker

I really enjoy learning from friends. From friends most of all because an intimate relationship has been established that makes the learning process very gratifying. There is also an opportunity for me to learn not only about their craft but…

Love learning

Love learning

I am slowly working towards perfecting my bread making and baking…I have gleaned from here I have gleaned from there… Ken tells me stories, Lise and others too… there are different approaches to making bread and you choose the approach…

Risotto Verde e Bianco

Risotto Verde e Bianco

There is never a time when I look inside the fridge and think “there is nothing to eat”.  As long as there is one vegetable in the fridge then I know that a visit to the garden will make that…

Chick Sheikh

Chick Sheikh

The heavy meals and comfort foods of winter sometimes need to be put on the back burner for something a little lighter and refreshing. For me at present it’s a Moroccan Soup Bar inspired dish. Olive oil is heated, a…

Flat Pancetta

Flat Pancetta

In the winter months, I like to purchase Flat Pancetta. Sliced very, very thinly at the Delicatessen, and fried for a mere minute or less, tossed in this case with Flat European beans from our garden and a very easy…

Solanum muricatum - I wish I loved you!

Solanum muricatum – I wish I loved you!

Abundantly in the garden you grow. Beautiful shaped fruit on an evergreen shrub. I wish I loved you so I could eat you…but no matter how beautiful you look I have yet to desire you… but as the chickens enjoy…

Kalamata

Kalamata

The Kalamata olives are ripe. We have a very small tree. It has been crowded greedily near Pandorea jasminoides ‘Lady Di’ and some Sedum flowers. And yet it is productive. I will harvest and bathe them until they are tasty.

Harvest Past

Harvest Past

Diospyros kaki

Diospyros kaki

A very beautiful harvest of Kaki fruit from my small tree in Reservoir. I grew up with Kaki trees in Italy, and remember thinking they were amazing. Tomato like in appearance but so vastly different in flavour. The large seeds…

Spelt

Spelt

For a change or because wheat is bloating you, then try spelt. It is more expensive, about $28 for a 5k bag, where I shop, compared to $13.50 for a similar size bag of wheat flour, but it is really…