So, Here I am in Cebu!

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”  ~ Anna Quindlen   This morning I was up so early that it seemed I had the entire place to myself. Cebu. Philippines. Beautiful. I did a sunrise meditation and sent you all some healing and love. I swam in the […]

Bacon and Egg Sandwich with Caramelised Onion

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.” ~ A.A. Milne   […]

Easy Stewed Apple Recipe

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” ~ Linda Henley   Stewed apples always remind me of my grandmothers’ kitchens. Both of them were avid fruit stewers, especially when fruit was beginning to get a little old, or soft, or if there was too much to eat fresh, or […]

Easy Tomato and Onion Gravy

Q. Why is a tomato round and red? A. Because if it was long, skinny, and green, it would be a bean.   My grandmother used to cook a batch of this sauce every week, and use it for a variety of purposes. I learned to make this recipe by avidly watching her and, bit by […]

Easy Peach and Vanilla Jam Recipe

“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today.” “It must come sometime to jam today,” Alice objected. “No it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day. Today isn’t any other day, you know.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Have you ever made jam? Most people seem to think it’s some […]

Easy Peach Chutney Recipe

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. ”  […]

Easy Strawberry and Mulberry Teacake Recipe with Berry Compote

“You’ve got this life and while you’ve got it, you’d better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone’s hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people’s eyes like they’re the last you’ll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there’s no time left, jump if you feel like […]

Passionfruit and Lime Curd ~ Passionfruit Butter Recipe

Two things grow like crazy in our neck of the woods come summer – limes and passionfruit. A friend gave me a bag of old wrinkly-looking passionfruit yesterday and asked if I might still be able to use them.  You bet I can! Passionfruit are very pretty when they are all firm and plump, but […]

Easy Lemon Curd ~ Lemon Butter Recipe

When life gives you lemons? Be grateful and get into the kitchen! It’s my favourite home-produce time of year – the Meyer Lemon tree in my back yard is groaning under the weight of ripening fruit. Be prepared for plenty of lemon-y recipes over the next few months. Most Australians call this recipe Lemon Butter, […]

Baba Ganoush Dip Recipe – Easy!

One of the things I love about living on a farm is being able to walk out into the garden, take a few ingredients, and turn them into fresh fast food. Today I’m making Baba Ganoush – a garlicky middle eastern eggplant dip, from today’s harvest. There is an eggplant bush hidden at the back of […]

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