millions of peaches (and nectarines)…peaches (and nectarines) for me

Fruits of our labour, a cheeky peach cocktail, and nectarine, ricotta and polenta cake We did think our duo peach/nectarine was a little odd shaped, and when the peach fruited last season, a friend pointed out that we had a doughnut peach! Turns out, the nectarines are doughnut shaped too! They are of the variety…

all about that pesto

I share this a lot – but it’s so good! I whipped up a batch of basil pesto yesterday afternoon for tea tonight – all ready to go – just gonna whip up a quick salsa with avocado, tomato and diced red onion with a red wine vinegar dressing and put the pasta on. I…

(cold brew) coffee and garden(ing)

It was the first one of those relentless heat days; I was sweating just as much standing outside as I did at the gym when I was helping Cass secure shade around our little avocado tree. I didn’t sleep well and consequently was up at the crack of dawn – which was handy because I…

à table!

Pita bread and dips to toast our new table Last weekend Cass made a table and I made some dips and home made pita bread ha! (Although I did run out to help whenever he called me). Scroll down for the recipes. A friend spotted slabs of red wood perfect for a rustic table in…

in the beantime

This week we’ve really been getting in to pulse salads with a protein. Putting herbs and preserved citrus in the salad and coating with a lemon, vinegar and garlic dressing brings the salad to life. These are quick to prepare, have little dishes, and leftovers are good for a work lunch the next day –…

hello blogging my old friend

Why do you blog? It has been a year of blog hiatuses for me this year. Cass and I have been busy around the house and in the garden (inside and out!) and also done more travel than we usually do in a year. I’ve done a little bit of re-posting, and intended to do…

lazy sunday afternoon

The sun was out today. I was cooking a veg stock for potato and leek soup, and the said soup. I love the look of leeks – the gradient as the yellow turns to the richer green when you cut closer to the green tips – it is the combination of my loves of art,…

golden years – lemon posset

Lemon posset with blueberry coulis and almond + pistachio biscotti. A recipe on Tracey O’Brien’s Blog caught my eye some time ago. It was a traditional English dessert – lemon posset. I was interested in the setting reaction between the lemon and cream – no need for gelatine. My recipe is similar, but I have added…

slow now – osso bucco

Making osso bucco on a cold, slow Sunday in pajama pants with a glass of red and the fire on – good idea? I think so! With my blog book currently MIA and a recent blog birthday I thought it might be a good idea to re-share this early recipe. Enjoy; osso bucco 4 thick…

April sun in Cuba #2

I really enjoyed taking photos of the architecture in Old Havana. Here are some photos of the architecture, our apartment and us on the beat.