Meat Reality Day

A few weeks ago I was trawling Instagram, scrolling through the hundreds of pictures that had been uploaded within the last couple of hours. A picture caught my eye. A photo of a dead bird, cut through the throat, lying on the ground between a man’s boots. The caption read “Years ago I decided toContinue reading “Meat Reality Day”

Aquaculture

As part of the Sustainable Living Festival Geelong people across the Bellarine Peninsula opened their homes so that others could explore their edible gardens. My Dad was super keen to show us one of the houses, a man that he knows opened his home to show off his aquaponics system. Frank once travelled around the countryContinue reading “Aquaculture”

2013 has been MASSIVE!

Almost 12 months ago, I posted this picture.  It was our goal to have an adventurous year, and I had always heard that if you write things down, you’re more likely to achieve them. Obviously, we didn’t achieve all of the things on the list, but some things were out of our reach, and onContinue reading “2013 has been MASSIVE!”

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 chickensContinue reading “Saying Goodbye – Part 1.”

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 themContinue reading “Baked Cheesecake With Poached Rhubarb”

Chicken Update

Our chickens are 17 weeks old today.  They should be laying any day now.  Each morning since they were about 14 weeks old, we have been checking their laying boxes with anticipation.  Each morning we are disappointed.  But I go out there, and I have a little chat, they still wont come too close, butContinue reading “Chicken Update”

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 ‘backyardContinue reading “Foraging”

Tasmanian Tidbits

Tasmania was a wonderful way to end 2012 and begin 2013.  The combination of great food, the stunning natural environment, and the jaw dropping, awe-inspiring MONA. New Years morning, we escaped The Falls Festival as early as we could and found a lovely, but very formal restaurant, the only one open, on Salamanca Place to eatContinue reading “Tasmanian Tidbits”

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 comeContinue reading “Jackman & McRoss”

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 andContinue reading “A Taste of Hobart”