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Salads in (vintage) jars

Being fifty-something, I’m always on the look-out for new lunch ideas. I’ve counted the beans and figured I’ve had close to 20,000 lunches in my fifty-something lifetime. No wonder I’m keen for something novel! I noted a lot of online chatter about “salads in jars” and my fancy was tickled sufficiently for me to give… Continue reading Salads in (vintage) jars

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The hams of Christmas past …

Being fifty-something, I’m familiar with the reflective phase that pervades as the last vestiges of the Christmas munchfest are munched and the new year looms with a fresh chapter of menacing resolution. This year, I’ve been reflecting on ham, mainly because my fridge has been brim-full with the stuff and this year’s ham will be… Continue reading The hams of Christmas past …

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Grow your own adventure

Being fifty-something, I’ve taken a renewed interest in where our food is sourced, who grows it and how it arrives in my fridge. We’ve been exploring farmers markets, trying to buy more local produce, frequenting our local green grocer and generally trying to avoid supermarket shopping where we can. This year we decided to take… Continue reading Grow your own adventure

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Kenneth’s Zucchini Slice … with a nod to our neighbours through the ages

Being fifty-something, I’ve had some marvellous neighbours. And some not so marvellous neighbours … like the grumpy old fellow who’d phone to complain if the kids bounced their basketballs as they walked past his house. Let’s forget him and focus on the good guys. A couple of days ago my neighbours messaged to say they… Continue reading Kenneth’s Zucchini Slice … with a nod to our neighbours through the ages

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When life hands you limes …

Being fifty-something, it takes something tasty and intriguing to motivate me into the kitchen. Like when someone (thanks, Maree) hands me a bag of lovely fresh limes. That’s like daring me into action, challenging me to create something worthy of those fruity feisty-tasting jewels. I mean, have you seen the price of limes at the… Continue reading When life hands you limes …

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Locking in delish produce at the Inverloch Farmers Market

Being fifty-something, I’m more and more interested about where my food comes from, who’s producing it and how. There’s no better place to find out than at a farmers market. So we’ve been frequenting them whenever we can. You might remember this or this. As far as farmers markets go, the Inverloch Farmers Market is… Continue reading Locking in delish produce at the Inverloch Farmers Market