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Meeting a TV Hero and Simple Sustainability in the Garden

Remember the self-sufficiency movement of the '80s? That was my teenage dream, one that sadly never materialised, so the chance to meet a modern-day guru of sustainability got me super-excited. You may have heard or even watched River Cottage UK, with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, but did you know there was a highly successful Australian version of… Continue reading Meeting a TV Hero and Simple Sustainability in the Garden

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Sweet Potato Doggy Muffins

Human food is meant for humans, dog food for dogs. Too much human food can make a dog sick, so if you want to organize a birthday party or some home-made treats for your precious pooch, these savoury muffins are just perfect. The doggies will love them. The Schnauzers did. Just remember to remove the… Continue reading Sweet Potato Doggy Muffins

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Potatoes and Desperately Danish

Do you think of the Irish famine or Germany when it comes to potatoes? Continuing on discussing vernacular language and strange idioms, Google threw this up at me today: I am Danish and might sometimes be a surt løg (a sour onion) read: a grumpy, critical person, although never as self-confessed as my blogger friend… Continue reading Potatoes and Desperately Danish

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Simple Nasi Goreng

When I spoke about my advice to my teen self, it triggered a discussion with blogger, Judy Dykstra-Brown, about a simple meal that my Year 4 teacher, Ms Gove taught us to make. Ms Gove was from Indonesia, a country colonised by the Dutch, and as such, Nasi Goreng is a popular meal cooked by… Continue reading Simple Nasi Goreng

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Potato ‘Patarto’ – Danish Salad

A dear friend turned the grand age of 80 this week and, for her party, asked the guests not to bring gifts, but instead bring some food. She politely suggested I bring some Potato Salad. Sounds simple enough in principle, but not in practice. Ordinarily, throwing together a potato salad would be child's play, but… Continue reading Potato ‘Patarto’ – Danish Salad

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Lots of Recipes to Love Lemons

What makes a great tasting Lemon Cake? Ju-Lyn might consider me a Queen of Lemon Cakes, but I am no reigning monarch of cooking, merely slightly obsessed with lemons. The family loves lemon cake, which means I am keen to try out any new lemon-themed recipe I find. This month, in setting up a tasting… Continue reading Lots of Recipes to Love Lemons