Monthly Archives: February 2014

Shiitake surprise!

When we moved into the ‘new old house’ just over a year ago, I gathered my shiitake logs from the old place thinking they were past it and literally chucked them into an old metal ‘hip’ bath up the back … Continue reading

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Know when to call it quits!

The corn I planted was doing very well, lovely thick stalks, extremely strong-looking plants and I was very excited that I would be able to fill the freezer with cobs this year. That was until we had the weather in … Continue reading

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Not inside enough!

I seem to have not posted anything about the reno for ages, probably because we haven’t had a lot to add. With Christmas, being away for holidays, dreadful weather and a little issue of needing to sell another property to free … Continue reading

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Bruschetta, Lemon Tart and other stuff.

I am not game enough to go outside today! This morning the temperature hit 39, with wind gusting up to 60Kmh per hour. I reckon there will be sun-dried tomatoes hanging on the bushes tonight! In light of this, I … Continue reading

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Mango Recipe wanted!

One of my fellow bloggers was asking if anyone had ideas on how to utilise excess mangoes (poor thing, such a dilemma. One I wish I had!). It reminded me of a beautiful sauce we purchased many years ago at the … Continue reading

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Hot, hot and more hot!

With yet another sweltering day here in Victoria Australia, it is more about survival of existing crops, plants, pets and people rather than establishing new plantings and doing succession crops. The temperature hit 38 today and is forecast to hit … Continue reading

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