Monthly Archives: May 2014

Garden Share Collective June 2014

The Garden Share Collective Welcome to my contributions as part of the Garden Share Collective. I love the concept of bloggers being able to support, inspire, advise and educate each other in so many  areas. The following is an extract from the co-ordinator of … Continue reading

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Why basic essentials on hand are essential!

We have both Mr ATMT and my close friends birthdays on the 28th & 29th May respectively, we usually try to organise some sort of get together each year but this year we hadn’t really put a plan of attack into … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken sausage and cabbage toastie.

Mr ATMT rang just after 6.00 to say he was on his way home and I had been busily engrossed in doing some cello practice and completely forgotten about dinner (as always the perfect wife!). Not to worry, luckily I … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of the weekend.

The in’s- In the kitchen. This weekend’s kitchen round up includes, jerusalem artichoke Trial #3, new test for cooking sour dough, delicious breakfast in the (what may be one of the last opportunities) beautiful morning sun. Jerusalem artichoke Trial number 3. … Continue reading

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Beginnings and ending crops.

Last weekend I picked the first broccoli of the season and knew I would have to get back out there in the next few days to pick the next lot while at its peak. Didn’t get out there until after work tonight, … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichoke Trial No 2

Bit more success this week! One of the recipes I found in my quest for learning about Jerusalem Artichokes was this kale and JA gratin recipe from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, it seemed good as I had kale ready to harvest as well. … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichoke Trial No 1

Ok, I’ve got this big bucket full of Jerusalem Artichoke, what on earth do I do with them?Googled for recipes that would seem to be suitable,  Decided tonight I would give the Roast Chicken with Jerusalem Artichoke and lemon recipe … Continue reading

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Paneer, Pears and Green Manure,

On my last visit to the Dandenong Market I bought a packet of Paneer cheese to have on hand when I felt the need to use it. Paneer is an Indian cottage cheese, easy to make but sometimes you just … Continue reading

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Photos from Sumatra trip

I’ve uploaded some photos of the highlights of my trip to Sumatra here https://picasaweb.google.com/118299949422526708249/SumatraHighlights2014#6006482503658800258 Had time to digest now and it really was a great place to visit (not so Medan) highly recommend those orang-utan. Please do everything you can … Continue reading

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Getting a bit Prickly around here!

I love the way that sometimes things gather their own energy and take on a life of their own. A few weeks ago I went into the Fowlers Room looking for extra space to put ‘stuff’ while the floors were … Continue reading

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