Monthly Archives: March 2012

Chilli that would make a Southerner turn in his grave…

…but it tastes delicious. Recipe 4 rashers of bacon, chopped 1 onion thickly diced 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 heaped tsp ground cumin 500 g (1 lb) minced/ground beef … Continue reading

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Through the fenceposts: inner urban style

Inner city Melbourne is full of lovely old houses.  Many of them are in a state of disrepair but more and more of are being renovated and brought back to their best.  I saw this newly decorated house on one … Continue reading

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A farmers’ market cornucopia: preserving those tomatoes

I’ve finally made my way through most of my box of tomatoes.  Let me show you all the goodies I’ve made…. Tomato sauce/ketchup.  This stuff is to die for and the original reason why I snapped up the box, but … Continue reading

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Where do you come from?

Just a quick one today.  WordPress has introduced a new feature where I can see what country people visiting my blog are coming from.  I find it really interesting and I thought you might too. In the last three months … Continue reading

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A farmers’ market cornucopia: tomatoes

The last week or so it’s been raining and raining and raining.  Signficant parts of the state have been flooded (and other states too). And the tomatoes don’t like the rain much either.  So at the farmers market this morning … Continue reading

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A farmers’ market cornucopia: February 2012

These photos are from a trip to my local farmers’ market in mid-February.  I like that I am now starting to get a selection of seasonal snapshots of what we are eating at different times of the year.  You can … Continue reading

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