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Monthly Archives: July 2012

making apple jelly jam

  So I had all these apples… I stewed up one of the two boxes into my first "canned" apple sauce. Made in Ball Mason jars bought online, process boiled in my big stock pot. They're on the shelf in the pantry and still look mould-free although my deep, deep fear […]

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making rocket pesto

One of my favourite things is basil and pine nut pesto. Apart from the cost of the pine nuts which is not favourite. I've experimented with lots of different nuts and most work well.  But I've actually never made pesto with anything other than basil. Being mid winter, there's no […]

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Starting the week like I mean it.

HELLO! I've been forgetting to blog. I apologise if you've checked in here to find me away. I was baking a gazillion bikkies for market stalls, finally getting proper egg labels for our cartons (not just home printed ones that need glueing on!), trying to figure out if I can […]

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in the kitchen

      We arrived home from a few lovely days away at Ad's folks place in Armidale, and I ignored the washing, and ignored the hundreds of eggs which Dad kindly collected for us and which now need boxing up, and instead I made stuff in the kitchen.  I […]

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Mr McGregor’s Stew

If you are not a vegetarian, and don't have pet bunnies in the backyard, and if you're not my horrified friend Jodi for whom my last post challenged twenty years of friendship, then you have to try rabbit.  It's delicious. (Sorry Jodes.) I made a stew, and because I'm generally […]

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are you game?

  My lovely neighbour called me today from out the back of the hill and asked if I'd like a rabbit.  He'd been trying to shoot a fox but the fox had been too far away, but he'd capped a rabbit and remembered that I'd mentioned I'd like to have […]

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celebrating

School holidays. Children who are friends, particularly girls who give each other a hug when they wake up. I don't expect it to last but I do celebrate it. A middle sized girl who has discovered how fast her legs are and wants to walk everywhere. 'Let's not drive to […]

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