Autunm at Valle Laguna

As I sit here typing away in the office, its raining outside! Beautiful heavy rain, complete with rolling thunder. I love the cooler months here on the farm, in fact I prefer the cooler weather full stop. I love the food, the clothes, the smell of the wood fire, frost on the ground and, the…

Hello February!!

Well that’s January 2021 done and dusted! Phew. This is a little recap of life at Valle Laguna over January and some of our plans for 2021. How did everyone go with their New Year resolutions? Are you still on track or did you lose momentum at the 14-21 day mark. Apparently that’s usually the…

Making Tomato Sauce with Home Grown Tomatoes

Today I spent some time in the kitchen making a beautiful tomato sauce. The recipe was given to me years ago by an Italian friend and I have used it many times. Before I start I feel that I need to clarify one small thing…..this is not “Passata“. I made the mistake of calling it…

Lemon Rush

Not sure about everyone else, but I’m ready for the warmer weather to start. I’ve just about cooked everything in my winter repertoire and my taste buds are ready for a change! Is it just me or do we all seem to stick with the tried an tested recipes? I think it’s a time/effort scenario. In winter if…

Almond Cake with Lemon Syrup

So the weather forecast was not entirely correct. Go figure!! Saturday was ok, so I managed to ride both of my horses, weed around the fruit trees and give them a little fertiliser. (aka horse poo that I’d picked up.) I then tackled a few of the more mundane household task that I had been putting off. Funny how…