In season – persimmons

Mothers' day lunch at the Main Ridge home of my sister in law and her husband concluded in a take-away selection from the harvest box at their front door. They've got a mighty veggie garden and orchard down there, and the whole family is thankful for the samples of their produce we've received since we... Continue Reading →

Persimmon and almond salad

Sometimes, I really have to give myself a pat on the back. Cooking is not hard, and throwing together a salad is probably one of the easiest things to do in the kitchen. But putting something up that is green and this banging is rare. It's one of those recipes that just fits in every... Continue Reading →

In season – pears

We're lucky in Australia - pears are in season for most of the year, you've just got to be clever about which variety you choose. Right now, we're nearing the end for William pears, which are the ones we probably know the best. Officially this variety is in season until May, but it's been very... Continue Reading →

Easy fig chutney

I'm one of those annoying people who doesn't eat many carbs. I do ridiculous things like put bolognese sauce on broccoli, wrap taco innards in iceberg lettuce, and say "mmm that's delicious" while chomping raw celery and beetroot hummus while everybody else eats nachos. I lost 20kg last year, and it had needed to happen.... Continue Reading →

In season – figs

I know these are ready when the bats start making a pilgrimmage from Ripponlea House to my back garden. They're huge in this area - the bats, not the figs - so large you can feel the gush of summer air under their wings as they circle in twilight and settle at the top of... Continue Reading →

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