Venison Wellington

Serve the Venison Wellington

With my dad, brothers and husband all being keen hunters, I knew one day I would be faced with the challenge of cooking venison (fine if you purchase it straight from the butcher, not so fine if you have to see the animal being butchered and skinned yourself!). Sure enough, last weekend they returned from … Continue reading

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Almond and Raspberry Slice

Almond and Raspberry Slice

We’re heading away for the weekend and so I thought I’d do a bit of baking to take away with us. I had copied this Almond and Raspberry Slice recipe out of one of mum’s Bill Granger books a while ago and hadn’t had a chance to try it, but I can now say that … Continue reading

The Tomatoes…

The tomatoes

When I introduced you to my vegie garden (a couple of posts back), I mentioned the tomatoes that I was eagerly waiting to pick, well here are just a few of them… We have had such an abundance that they have featured in almost every meal some way or another. Even hubby, who isn’t really … Continue reading

The Ottoman

The ottoman after

When we moved into our house, my parents-in-law very generously gave us this ottoman: We were very grateful for it, especially since we were trying to furnish our house on a limited budget (Trade Me proved very useful in this regard too!). The size and shape of the ottoman was very practical, however, with the … Continue reading

Introducing.. the vegie garden!

The vegie garden

My mum is a wonderful gardener and has always had a productive vegetable garden, but it wasn’t until very recently – when I attained my own empty garden patch – that I became interested in attempting to grow vegies myself (and I don’t use the words ‘attempting to’ lightly!). In late September mum and I … Continue reading