Monthly Archives: November 2010

Mmmmm, polenta!

I am the biggest fan of polenta.  If it’s on the menu at a restaurant then I order it.  But I have to admit I’ve never been much good at cooking it…until recently.  A few months ago I discovered Russ … Continue reading

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Remembering the broad beans

  When I first started blogging I was quite concerned about posting on topics at the right time of year (see how almost five months of blogging makes me a pro 😉 ).  I thought if I posted a seasonal … Continue reading

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Through the fenceposts: two for the price of one

We had a glorious mid-Spring weekend with great big blue cloud-less skies and lovely warmth.  Perfect weather for wandering through neighbourhoods.  This time, I have photos of two small “through the fence posts”.  Both had tiny little front gardens with … Continue reading

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A farmers’ market cornucopia: November

:: Little bits of summer are starting to show themselves at our farmers’ market.  I bought our usual orange haul (to last us two weeks) and then discovered my favourite stone fruit farmers had arrived at the market for the … Continue reading

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Crème fraiche love

My crème fraiche turned out as an example of the most delicious scrumptiousness.  I am completely in love and addicted.  Why did I not start making it years ago?  It is sooo yummy and  soo easy to make. Get yourself … Continue reading

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What makes you an urban farmer?

The term urban farmer resonates deeply within me.  Linking to concepts like sustainability and self-sustaining food production.  Recently I’ve been starting to wonder if I could call myself an urban farmer.  And that is where my confusion starts.  What exactly … Continue reading

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In my kitchen…

During the last few weeks in my kitchen I have been… :: Using up our lemons before they all fall off the tree.  Lots of fresh home-made lemonade and putting away our favourite lemon and ginger cordial :: Making bread. … Continue reading

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