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Fig & Olive Tapenade or Sundried Tomato Tapenade – The Perfect Home-Made Christmas Gift

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I start to get just a little twitchy at this time of year. Now that the children are older the endless list of school Christmas functions to attend is no longer an issue and this year I have only one set of teachers to buy gifts [...]

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Cherry Tomato Confit

April 9, 2013

Summer seems to be lingering in Adelaide at the moment.  Not in a nasty “Oh, my god it’s going to be how hot today?” kind of way, but in a very pleasant warm, sunny “I think we’ll have lunch outside again” kind of way.  Never mind that my summer clothes are starting to look just [...]

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Tomatoes and me – Spicy Tomato Chutney & A Quiet Easter Break

April 5, 2013

My Easter break this year was a little different from usual – and significantly quieter.  I have finally managed to convince the very hard-working Husband that it is okay to take a break and enjoy some time that is just for him – no work, no kids, no me – although it wasn’t easy to [...]

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The Domestic Goddess and the summer produce

November 18, 2011

The domestic goddess has been stirring in my breast of late.  As a rule, I can usually slap her back down.   I am very reluctant to establish high expectations on the domestic front as it can only lead to tears – and not necessarily mine.  However, I suspect  a lingering feeling of redundancy brought [...]

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What’s in the box 23/24 February

February 25, 2011

Here we are at the end of not only another week, but another month too!  I know I have a fun weekend planned and I hope you do, too, but if you need to check out the list for this weeks boxes first, it is here. Cabbage makes it’s reappearance in our boxes this week [...]

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When life hands you lemons …

July 14, 2010

“…try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” Ron White Citrus season is in full swing here in the Land Downunder and there are huge amounts of exceptional quality lemons, oranges and mandarines available in the stores, on roadside stalls and in back yards in most parts of the [...]

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