Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
|I recently went to an auction in Hughesdale...such an amazing restoration ....|
The old facade such a classic.
|Beautifully restored front rooms.|
|Glass door details.|
|The new additions, kitchen, dining, lounge and outdoor area.|
As well as upstairs master bedroom.
|All style and function|
|Beautiful outdoor treatment.|
|Living wall sculpture...|
Friday, 13 February 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
Sunday, 25 January 2015
|On Saturday I took a drive out to the You Yang Ranges.|
It's on the road to Geelong you just turn right at Little River.
The area has rugged landscape and lots of low growing trees and rocky outcrops.
|A lovely little Lizard kept us entertained at lunch, don't know his species,|
but he was so well camoflaged
you could hardly see him in the surrounding environment.
|The view looking back out to the bay.|
|It was a lovely day and a lovely country drive.|
Saturday, 10 January 2015
This is the Pie and the recipe that was made from the 'windfall apples' from Nundle,
courtesy of my sister Elizabeth.
Recipe for Mum and Nana's Apple short cake
Soften 4oz butter (120g)
Mix in 2 eggs with whisk
And 2 tablespoons sugar
Then mix in 2 cups of SR flour with a knife
Turn onto floured board and knead into soft dough
Cut 1/3 off for top
Roll the other 2/3 of dough out on floured surface and line a pie tin.
Nana used to fill with hot cooked apple to start the cooking of the base straight away.
Roll out remaining 1/3 dough, brush a little milk around edge.
Place over apple and press around edge with fingers to seal the pie
Brush with a little milk
Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar
Cut a small hole in the top to let steam out
Bake in pre heated moderate oven for about 30 minutes or until golden
Serve with cream or custard or both
You can add rhubarb to the apple as Nana used to.
Thursday, 8 January 2015
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Friday, 12 December 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
|With Swiss Brown Mushrooms and a dash of Soy Sauce.|
|On my walk today I passed a clump of Bamboo and picked a few young stems.|
|It a bit of a job peeling the husk off.|
|But you end up with some tender green bits that are rather like Asparagus.|
I cooked mine with Onion, Garlic and Ginger just saute with a little oil and water.