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November 21, 2019


Make yogurt as usual or purchase organic, full-fat yogurt. Place a piece of cheesecloth in a colander and put the colander in a large bowl to collect the whey.

Put yogurt in lined colander, wrapping the cheesecloth over the top of the yogurt, and place in fri...

November 21, 2019

No IG'able pictures again this week....just the reality of my kitchen (and laundry room which has become a makeshift pantry and fermentation room).

I started my day of cooking/preparing last night actually, when I started the leaven for the breads (plain g/f and g/f o...

November 21, 2019


Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
Brussels Sprout "Chips"
Roasted Root Veggies
Coconut & Temphe Curry
Cucumber & Mint Raita
Bananas with Lemon & Coconut
Eggplant Chutney
Lemon Pickle


Coconut oil
Onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 T fresh turm...

October 10, 2019

Cultivate (verb):  try to acquire or develop a quality or skill; try to improve or develop

Community (noun):  the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes or interests in common.

- Oxford Dictionary

Cultivating Community focuses on ways you can build community aro...

October 9, 2019

I've been experimenting with sourdough breads lately.  A beautiful Steiner Kindy teacher gave me her gluten-free bread recipe and brown-rice starter; I have to say this is the perfect bread for a family - it's wheat- and gluten-free, makes a large loaf that keeps well...

April 7, 2019

......with Roasted Harissa Vegetables and Pear & Berry Crumble (Preserved Lemon & Parsley Yogurt Dressing, too).


Olive oil
Red onion, sliced
8 small eggplant, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
Garlic × 2, finely chopped
1 pack tempeh, cubed
1 bunch (8) silverb...

November 7, 2018

Grilled asparagus topped with fried eggs smothered in garlicky mushroom cream sauce for breakfast today.....

Grill asparagus in olive oil in a hot pan, move to a serving plate and keep warm. Fry eggs in pan. Place eggs on top of asparagus and keep warm.

Put butter in pan...

August 26, 2018

Upon first reading Andrea's Local 30 idea, I was intrigued, but, it was these lines that sold me:

"It occurred to me that the three pillars that I care most about with food go something like this - wellness (is it good for my body?), sustainability (is it good for the p...

August 18, 2018

So, this is the state of things on the Far South Coast of New South Wales - freezing, dry, windy, an early fire season, and no relief in site. 

The citrus is doing reasonably well, but the temperature overnight is so cold the lemons are freezing - never had that happen...

August 15, 2018

The idea of eating foods sourced locally has become extremely important to me.  We grow, preserve, ferment and enjoy the food we produce on our property - it is our primary source of produce.  My goal has been to feed my family with fruit and veg lovingly grown here at...

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