This is the bean dish that I made using the dried madagascar beans that I grew at our Christmas gathering. Feel free to play with the recipe, adding things like mushrooms etc. You can take the meat…Continue
Spanakopita is a traditional Greek spinach or silver beet pie enveloped in crisp filo pastry.0:45To prep0:55To cook12IngredientsEASYDifficulty8Servings4.5Average rating(6 Members)AAustralian Good…Continue
According to the ning folks, our website should now be running properly. I know it's been terrible for some of us for the last two weeks. Can you please reply below if you are still having…Continue
Here is some info for anyone who would be interested in working at the Ekka for a range of garden groups. This is also the area in which our one page info sheet will be displayed, but you would not…Continue
Expanding the deli here on the tiny farm.
None of you will be shocked by the fact that I like to make my own deli items. From cheese, sauces, pestos and sausages; it's all part of the deli fun. Well, I have decided to add a new item to the McDowall Manor deli. Home dry cured and smoked, nitrite-free bacon. I'll also try to whip out a smoked pork belly dinner, just to see what it's like.
In other news, the farm flock has returned…
I worked out that many of my quails are 2 years old or more. That's ancient for quail. Rather than let the old birds die, I really should cull them while they can be eaten.
In terms of my cages, two of the three whites are younger (1 boy and 1 girl) so I just need to cull the oldest female. Second cage is the piebalds - both of those are old and should be culled. Third cage - the male and a recent chick (from Darren) are okay. Sadly, my old girlfriend needs to go. She was one…Continue
I have a batch of 20 quail eggs in the incubator on day 15 now. I took the egg rocker out today and laid them gently on the floor of what I am hoping will be their brooder soon. What's the difference between an incubator and a brooder? An egg rocker. I use the same incubator for both purposes. Real quail breeders have two separate bits of equipment.
The alcoholic ginger beer is ready to bottle tomorrow. I'll try not to add too much sugar and avoid some beery explosions.…Continue
Out the front: the building patch is still doing bugger all, in fact, it's mostly ornamental now. The Mulberry seems to be thriving (although not right now due to winter). The blood orange is dead. The sugar cane is a real standout which I didn't expect. The cumquats are being wasted because I have no room to freeze them since I shut down the second fridge. The roses are…Continue