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Monthly Archives: May 2013

sixth generation farmer

  We had a cracker of a weekend, highlighted by an out-of-the-park record breaking market day yesterday. Out of the park.  We're overwhelmed by the support we receive locally and further afield, and were humbled by the droves of people that showed up yesterday and bought our pork, and chicken, […]

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what a goose

  On Tuesday I posted a photo to Facebook. This one: I rabbited on about how we love Joel Salatin but we don't love his poultry pens that he recommends for meat birds because they are too cage-like. I righteously noted that we'd developed a more chook-friendly design (a hoop […]

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Cake of Monday: Grandma’s Sponge

  We'll need a trip to Auntie Narelle and the return of my Dad to fact-check this, but I'm pretty certain this is it. This is the champion sponge. It's incredibly light, it's got flavour, and it's moist. It's everything you want in a sponge (if you take them as […]

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pretty little things

Our little lemon cakes packed and ready to go out the door to Greenbox customers tomorrow.  The first of many, MANY cupcakes coming out of our kitchen this week for a Mother's Day order! Happy Wednesday! xxx

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garlicky

  How much do you love garlic? I love it in so many ways. Roasted whole. Sizzling in olive oil alongside onion. Rubbed on toasted sourdough. As the background kick in a delicious pesto. Garlic is so great.  I grew it for the first time last year and learnt a […]

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Cake of Monday: In Search of Grandma’s Sponge

My Grandma on my Dad's side was a champion sponge cake maker. Not a Royal Easter Show-type champion, but a Berry Show regular First. A sponge beloved by all who ate it. And remembered today, for heaven's sake. Is there likely to be anything you make that people will remember […]

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weekendiness

This weekend I talked to the chickens made biscuits that weren't for sale (my apologies if you looked for us at Berry Markets, we'll be back next month) got a babysitter and went out for dinner saw friends drank tea found a new patch of stinging nettles, due for the […]

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this moment

  Not being overwhelmed by waist-high weeds in the future market garden paddock. Not being overwhelmed at all. (And no Roundup in sight. Never, ever to be mentioned again.) Joining in with Soulemama.  xxx

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today was a great day

I mentioned earlier this year on Australia Day, that my Dad was awarded an OAM, an Order of Australia Medal for his community service in the Rural Fire Service over fifty years.  Today was the day the medal was awarded at Government House, Sydney.  Dad could take three guests and […]

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sourdough loving

  I've had a mixed relationship with sourdough. It started well, with a from-scratch starter and passable loaves. For a while it completely replaced yeasted bread around here.  Then I moved to the farm and neglected my starter and it all went pear shaped. The chooks ate a lot of […]

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