Tag Archives: Nadja

Eggs are always in season

Thanks to Mum and her nine lovely ladies in the backyard, we have a fairly continuous supply of beautiful, home-laid eggs. Every now and then I crack one of these fine eggs and mix the yolk with some milk, vanilla, … Continue reading

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Life beyond Pizza

Yes, there is! Amazing, eh? Of course, it still includes the pizza oven. Here’s how… POACHED QUINCES Apparently quinces have a short season. And hardly anyone grows them any more. So I was impressed when both my Mum (who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Aw maw Gawd…

… it’s been a while since I contributed anything here. Not that there hasn’t been any action to report! Here goes… FRUIT & VEG GARDEN’S AUTUMN TRANSITION Summer tapered off gently in Adelaide. We worked our way through peaches and … Continue reading

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Pizza oven leftovers

Not another recipe! Yep.  This one marks the christening of The Casserole Pot, a wonderful new op-shop gift from friends to celebrate the commissioning of the pizza oven. This afternoon we had a lot of vegies left over after a … Continue reading

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Spicy New Year

Happy New Year – a bit belatedly. It has been an incredibly productive summer break – not at all the down time we had planned, but satisfying all the same. Commissioning the pizza oven was the chief highlight, of course. … Continue reading

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You can’t eat lawn

Been pondering the whole experience of front yard food gardening. Living in your front yard at all is still a bit ‘not done’ in Adelaide, the land of sheer curtains, roller doors and roller shutters. We like our privacy, it … Continue reading

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The dinner of winners

It’s apricot season! The lorikeets are squawking indignantly from the gum tree across the road now that the tree is netted, and for some reason various neighbours are ‘just dropping by’ for longer and longer chats… I’m not sure the … Continue reading

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Rain

What could be more soothing than waking in the morning to the sound of soft rain on the roof and the garden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLNi-BvmhYA&feature=related) … and the thought of the trees with their ripening fruit and the newly planted bean seeds gratefully … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Gardening

Our little block is right next to a railway station. Hence: (a)  I wake up at 5:45am with the first train each day (and with the intention of doing yoga…). (b) I am lucky enough to be able to leave the … Continue reading

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Poo power

The vegies have sprouted at child care! Three pots of beans, three pots of cucumbers and a few pumpkins in between have reared their brave little heads. The geranium and pigface cuttings are surviving in spite of many little feet … Continue reading

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