Season’s greetings to one and all. Starting the day by opening a present from a dear friend in Germany – a heartfelt gift, thanks so much Chris.
The past few weeks I have been very lucky to be able to participate in a couple of cooking classes – one provided by a local resident (who makes authentic Vietnamese cuisine) and one impromptu lesson by a visitor (Indian cuisine) and then I have been making preserves, jams and pickles. You know what they say, “make preserves whilst the garden provides.” And you have wondered why I haven’t posted any book reviews of late 🙂
It is really easy to enter – click on this link and fill in the form. https://www.hachette.com.au/win/entryform.aspx?id=22 I am assuming it is for Australian residents only as travel forms part of the prize. I wish there were more competitions like this 🙂 Good luck to all who enter.
Things are heating up in Perth, and with the temperature rising there’s never been a better time to get out and explore some of the best events, places and food the city has on offer.
Here it is December 2016 already. I cant believe it – this year has flown by, life has been busy; a grandson was born and he is now 8 months old. Recipes have been tried and tested and many books have been read and reviewed – around the one hundred seventy mark thus far.
I am enjoying sharing the joy of reading with my grandson (with appropriate titles) – it is never too early to encourage a love of reading.
Recently I invited a couple of ardent readers to share some of their favoruite reads on my site – to broaden the type of book reviews available here. I hope you find some new favourite books and authors. Thank you Bec and Brenda.
The reading year has not yet wound up – there is a blog tour ahead; the launch of Rachel Amphlett’s new police procedural series, Scared to Death. There is a Q & A with debut Perth writer Anthea Hodgson, a Christmas menu to compile and share and a series of “best of 2016 reads” for you to comment on and…more reviews.
Seasons greetings to you.
To all the One Handed Cooks I am in awe of your patience, your commitment and the amount of love you have to give to your children. It is a huge job caring for a little one – I admire and respect you all – you deserve big hugs, recognition and an occasional child free nights sleep 🙂
Poppy and grandmamma loves you too little pumpkin face 🙂 .
Our caravan is filled with the perfume of ripe plums and peaches – divine! And the fridge smells like well aged cheese 🙂 We have had a couple of lovely days exploring some of the food trails in this rich and diverse region – the farm gate produce is magnificent. Thanks Danielle at Beyond the Farm Gate for some suggestion of places to visit.
We loved all the cheeses we sampled at the Cambray Cheese Farm – the only difficulty was choosing which to take back with us – I picked a soft ewes milk Friesette and husband a hard cheese – St Johns Brook (Manchego style). We may have to go back for more before we leave this area.
Yesterday we went to the famous Manjimup Farmers Markets – we bought potatoes freshly picked/dug from the paddock the night before, fresh garlic, stone fruit, sour dough bread, strawberries and my favourite raw organic chocolate.