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Beef Bourguignonne

Beef Bourguignonne

At this time of the year we start to lean towards hearty warming dishes that we would not dream of serving up in a hot Queensland summer. I make this in my slow cooker and when I but the mushrooms I find the smallest ones I can that are still fully closed and firm. 4...
Huge Op Shop Haul

Huge Op Shop Haul

I have been asking around about preserving equipment at all my local op shops for a while now and had left my details with a couple of them.  The other day I got a call to say that some had come in from a deceased estate and would I still be interested as they had...
A Sunday Outing

A Sunday Outing

On Sunday Hubby and I took out dog Jessie to a local swimming hole.  She loves to swim and even though it was far to cold for us she was not concerned at all. The swimming hole used to be a quarry many years ago and makes a fantastic swimming hole in summer.  Plus it...
In A Pickle

In A Pickle

Oh dear I hope someone out there can help as I have got pickle problems.  Lime pickle to be exact. I have made a batch of Lime pickle and I am about to bottle it but it is BITTER!!  I’m talking peel your lips back and make your eyes water bitter. Does anyone...
Gardening Experiments

Gardening Experiments

The last few years have been pretty wet for us and two of the four veggie gardens that I created are not raised so the wet conditions have made growing some things challenging. The two non raised garden beds have timber sleepers for edging so I have been trying to...