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Oyster Blade Steak – A Versatile Cut

Oyster Blade Steak – A Versatile Cut

As part of my series on nose to tail eating I am sharing with you some of the different cuts of meat we have from the whole cow we had butchered and ideas for using them. Oyster Blade steak comes from the shoulder bone of the cow and has a thin line of gristle running...
Simple And Delicious – Good Old Sponge Cake

Simple And Delicious – Good Old Sponge Cake

Sometime the best recipes and the tried and tested ones that are handed down through generations. This is one of those recipes.  It is just a simple sponge cake but it is easy to make and always impresses those I serve it to.  I like it plain so that how we mostly...
Preserving Autumn Produce

Preserving Autumn Produce

While we were away over Easter we picked up a couple of boxes of apples as the area where we were staying is renowned for it’s fruit growing. We came home with 8 kg of granny smiths for cooking and preserving and 8 kg of royal gala for eating. Hubby likes to...
Weekend Celebrations And Rememberance

Weekend Celebrations And Rememberance

Over the weekend we spent the weekend in Brisbane and remembered Hubby’s grandfather who served in WW1, and mine who served in WW2, spent quality time as a family and celebrated the birthday of a good friend. Hubby, his dad and brother attended the dawn ceremony...
An Easter Holiday

An Easter Holiday

Over the Easter break we headed off for 10 days camping at Girraween National Park just north of the Queensland New South Wales border in an area know as the Granite Belt. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, amazing wines, bountiful fresh fruit and veg and...