I was contacted by a lovely lady today who is marketing manager for Humanitarian Coffee. They run 5 shops in the Brisbane city centre. The company would like to give us the coffee grounds from all…Continue
Are you passionate about your pastry? Does your sponge rise to the challenge? Well our friends at the Great Australian Bake Off are on the lookout for Australia's finest home bakers so apply now and…Continue
This year I am doing well with eggs. I'm getting a dozen quail eggs every second day (and almost 20 of them aren't old enough to lay yet!) I'm also freezing processed male quails now and currently have 5 vacuumed sealed ready to cook. I might even have a crack at smoking one. The chickens are still producing 2 or 3 eggs a day. If I could keep a rooster, my poultry could go "off grid."…Continue
UPDATE (February 18):
For those who watched the video, things have moved on from the previous post below. I am now slaughtering spare males and old females who no longer lay. Yes, I'm quite comfortable with the decision. No, there is no cruelty what-so-ever. In a complete random act of insanity, I am testing whether Big Bertha (the barred plymouth rock) will sit on quail eggs. Oh, the quails are laying and it's too hot for the chickens to want to perform. …Continue
I found A Fajita kit in the back of the pantry today around 3 pm when I was seriously lacking inspiration for tonight's dinner. Well, that's an easy answer. I have some chicken breast in the freezer. I know! I'll duck out and get some greens from the garden .... and that was how the fritzing started!
Thinking about it, I also had some spinach wraps I wanted to use. I'll just replace the burrito wraps from the kit with them. Oh, damn. My Saudi students cooked last night.…Continue
One of the kids across the road, young Andrew aged about 9, watched me put the vege patch on the footpath. He advised me that people would steal the veges. He was very happy when I told him that I wanted them to take them. "You can't steal it, if I've already given it to you."
I've been trying to space my planting out there so that there won't be sudden feast followed by months of famine (inspired by a recent tomato debacle in my yard). Young Andrew decided that I wasn't…Continue