Saying Goodbye – Part 1.

About 8 weeks ago I shared this post.  It was full of excitement and hope.  Sadly, over the last 8 weeks, these feelings have turned into ones of hate, distrust and dismay. These new chickens have been nothing but a right pain in my arse and our garden. Waking up to the sound of chickens […]

Baked Cheesecake With Poached Rhubarb

As you know, I love using local and seasonal ingredients.  I kept seeing rhubarb at our local farmers market, and I love it, but all my childhood memories of rhubarb leave my mouth dry. This months Sweet Adventure Blog Hop (hosted by Nic from Nic Cooks) theme was ‘Say Cheese’, desserts with cheese in them […]

Lately…

Life lately has felt a bit like a snow ball.  Ideas, goals, plans, all starting off small and then beginning to tumble out of control.  I love this feeling, learning, getting things done and setting up our house for winter! -We’ve been baking up a bread storm in our kitchen, J even made his first […]

Foraging

Recently I bought The Little Veggie Patch Co’s guide to Backyard Farming.  It’s a beautifully inspirational book, to give me some basic ideas about when to plant what.  Each chapter shares ‘what to plant’, ‘what to harvest’, ‘what to cook’, an activity such as; growing plants from cuttings or making tomato sugo, and a ‘backyard […]

Jackman & McRoss

I’d always heard such good things about Jackman & McRoss, so it was a definite must see breakfast place for our last morning in Tasmania. Upon arrival we noticed how busy it was, the chatter was close to deafening and it was a struggle to talk to the person sitting next to you without yelling. The small bakery come […]

A Taste of Hobart

Part of the ‘getting-paid-at-Falls-Festival-and-feeling-sober-on-New-Years-Day’ appeal was that we got to spend the 1st of January at The Taste Festival. After a nap, and a shower we decided to make our way through the winding back streets of Battery Point, to the Taste Festival, held in Salamanca Place. The 100’s of chattering voices thundered through and […]