Valle Laguna Book Club-Easter Reads

I’ve got my reading mojo back!! Life has been a little bit hectic over the last few weeks so I’m going to spend some time over the Easter break to catch up on some reading. I finished Shiver, by Allie Reynolds really quickly. Unfortunately I picked the villain very early in the book so that…

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…

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…

Christmas Pudding

   This is a recipe passed down from my Great Aunt. It’s certainly quicker and probably cheaper to buy a pudding , but both my parents love this pudding so I’m happy to keep the tradition alive. 750g Mixed Fruit 100g Pitted Prunes 100g Dates 250g Butter 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar 4 Eggs 1/2…

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…