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Monday, 26 January 2015

What's For Dinner...

Trevally poached in White wine, garnished with sautéed tomato and  Puff Pastry,
 with creamy Spinach.

With a glass of Rose  Wine... delicious.
I followed an old recipe with so much Egg, Butter and Cream
that entrée size is really enough for Main course.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Scenic Drive To The You Yangs...

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

Guest Post...

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.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Double Dad.... outside the Antique shop in Nundle.

Apple Picking With Penny....Country Style...

At Nundle we came upon some Apple trees laden with fruit
 which had dropped sweet little Apples all over the ground.
 It was a perfect opportunity to pick a bag
to take home to make Apple Pie.