Category Archives: dehydrating food

Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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I need some clothespegs for my netting.

I think my netting skillz need some work. Still, I find that one of my main faults as a gardener is not knowing when to harvest things, so sometimes I leave them too long. At least this way I know … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Hire a landscape gardener so you can save money down the track. Om nom nom.

Ok. That blog title may seem like a massive rationalisation, but I firmly believe that this is what will happen when I’m a sprightly old lady, living happily at my house and having the lowest possible living expenses due to … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: It’s Taco day!!!

I’m quite proud of my crops on the front porch. It’s very difficult to grow a cat. The lime verbena has bounced back after winter. I’ve started harvesting lemon verbena, lime verbena and mint for herbal tea. The smells are … Continue reading

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Lemon and lime.

One of my holiday jobs done. Lemon verbena and lime verbena tea. The lemon verbena is from a couple of plants that foodnstuff gave me a couple of years ago that I put in a couple of wicking boxes. I’m … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Get the sun to stew your apples and dry your tealeaves.

Yes, with all this searing heat we’ve been having I suppose I couldn’t escape it forever ; a couple of our apples have been cooked on the tree. But I’ve had a few successes, nonetheless. I first saw a gojiberry … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: go forth and get wicking beds!! It’s cheaper in the long run.

Poor Bertie. He has no idea what tomorrow will bring. But that’s not the point of this post. foodnstuff has written a cracker of a post about how her garden and gerls survived the heatwave (or not). She also found that … Continue reading

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Sunny Australia.

We’re in the middle of a 5 day heat wave, where the temperatures are anywhere from from 40C – 45C/104F – 113F.There are times I thank all the gods that I was extravagant when I started the renovations and put … Continue reading

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Argh! Running out of time!

    Today is the last day I have to clear off any jobs left lurking from 2013. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do them all, but I’ll give it a mighty try. My favourite task will be … Continue reading

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Why lentils are my new best friend.

By gum I’m enjoying making sourdough! Yvonne will probably be horrified to read this, but I’m not following the rising times for the dough and (so far) it seems to be working out ok. I made a batch of the … Continue reading

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