Category Archives: Gardening

Eggplant and Green Bean Curry (without the beans)

We had friends over for a late afternoon tea and it was so nice seeing them that we pressed them to stay for dinner. Joel had recently picked the last of the french eggplants – those lovely white ones without … Continue reading

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Spinach & Ricotta Pie

A very simple pie – but a good one at this time of year, when spinach and silverbeet are so vigorous in the garden. And not a bad way of getting iron-rich greens into children’s resistant little tummies. Bunch of … Continue reading

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Quince Cake & Homesteader Kitchen Wishlist

Still working my way through the Urban Farming Tasmania quinces… Here is a quince cake that I made for afternoon tea at home today. I work in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania and one … Continue reading

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The Placenta Finally Gets Buried

I had a homebirth with my second child and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Little Solomon was born gently in the water in our candlelit bathroom at 12.12pm on 17 July 2009. Until last week, … Continue reading

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A Celebration of our New Garden and Life

Wow! What a year. So much happened in 2011 that I didn’t make a blog entry after January. The biggest thing to happen was we sold our house in town with the transformed garden and bought a bigger garden (3.5 … Continue reading

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A Celebration of our Garden and Life

We used to live in Melbourne. My husband and I met in a sharehouse on Lygon Street in North Carlton when we were both postgraduate students at Melbourne Uni. We wooed each other with food and used to breakfast on … Continue reading

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