2015 we’re off and racing…

This is the image I’m holding in my head for 2015. When I start to feel overwhelmed with all the things I need to do, should do or want to do this will be my focus.  Today was my first day back in the office. My real job. Not the farm job. I do sometimes feel like I…

Cooking Class-Stuffed Grape Leaves.

What a fabulous day!! Today I joined Rita from “My Fathers Table” and a few others for an afternoon of cooking. We cooked Warak Enab or Lebanese Stuffed Grape Leaves. Her hands on classes are amazing and truly “hand on”. First stop was Moore Wollombi Garlic to talk with Natalie Moore about all things garlic….

Almond & Pear Tart

I’ve rolled this dessert out a number of times over the last few months, and it’s always gone down a treat. A few people have asked for the recipe so here it is. Enjoy! Ingredients   Frozen Sweet Shortcrust Pastry 50g Soft unsalted butter  100g castor sugar  100g Ground Almonds (or Almond Meal)   2 Eggs …

Great times with old friends…

This is what happens when great friends get together for a weekend! A few bottles wine, a few laughs and LOADS of amazing food. Given the amount of laughter coming from the kitchen I think the boys were getting worried that dinner might not actually happen…. Entree Home made hummus, cheese & dips. Main Marinated…

The old new stove……..

My Nana’s stove now takes pride of place in our house. I have many fond memories of standing in front of this stove with my cousins. It was always the central meeting place in winter and the perfect place to warm cold hands & bums! It’s beautiful to cook on and keeps the entire house…

Roast Pork & Apricot Stuffing

Pork 1.8-2kg/4 pound pork roll roast salt and pepper Stuffing recipe 2 large onions finely chopped 3 to 4 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped (I used lemon thyme) 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 50g butter ½ cup dried Turkish apricots, finely chopped 50ml/1.7 fl ozs. brandy 400ml/13.5 fl ozs. cream 300g/10 ozs. sourdough bread (crust off)…