Red Berry Jelly

This splendid shimmering centrepiece which will impress guests is a good one to do for Christmas.  Even better, it’s low-fat and not difficult to make.  You can substitute sparkling apple juice for the champagne if just for kids.  You can double the quantities if you have a larger mould to make an even more impressive … Continue reading

Mudgee Farmstead Cheese-Making

It’s not every day I hold a warm newborn baby kid in my arms.  And it’s not every day I’m asked to squeeze the soft full udder of an Anglo-Nubian goat and express its milk. But then I’m not a goat farmer. I do, however, love soft goat cheeses and jumped at the opportunity to … Continue reading

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

At the recent Bondi-Bronte  Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, I was captivated by a whimsical work by artist Sally Kidall entitled “At The Table: are you sitting comfortably?” Situated high on the cliff above the blue sea at Bondi, it instantly captured my imagination. Made from four timber chairs and a table coated with river … Continue reading

Haunting Highlands

It’s 3pm at the tiny village of Exeter in the Southern Highlands, NSW, and the fog is rolling in. I’d left Sydney just over an hour ago dressed in light summer clothes and couldn’t believe how quickly I’d been transported to another world.  As the car (with headlights beaming) made its way slowly through the … Continue reading

Donut Peaches

Do you love crispy cream donuts? They’re so sweet and soft, but they’re also full of fat and sugar, things which are no good for you. Next time you’re urging mum or dad to buy you one, I suggest you try a donut peach instead. A donut peach? Well, it’s a sweet, juicy, white-fleshed variety … Continue reading

Grow Your Own Sprouts

Did you know that almost every vegetable or grain seed can be sprouted? After just  a few hours of  soaking in water, vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes (which are essential for digestion) start to develop at an incredible rate. For example,  B- complex and C vitamins increase 600% in sprouted wheat while the Vitamin E … Continue reading
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