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I'm Marion. I love food and i love cooking using fresh, seasonal ingredients. I enjoy finding new ways to use ingredients from pantry and property, and I aim to provide you with as many delicious ways as possible to use your own produce from home and garden.

August 31, 2018

I said a few months back that i was planning to include some meat-based recipes over winter, but with winter all but over i seem to have failed completely in that regard.  I also mentioned recipes featuring dried pulses and grains, but don't seem to have done spectacul...

August 21, 2018

I've probably put a whole bunch of you off this recipe just by starting the title with brussels sprouts, but i figure that as soon as you see the picture you'll work out they are the star of this particular show anyway.  The original recipe was titled Lentil-Almond Sti...

August 13, 2018

Right, i really thought i should do another parsnip recipe. This will bring my tally of parsnip recipes for the winter to three, which seems like i'm providing you with a bit more of a selection, after promising i'd be doing parsnip and leek recipes galore this winter.

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August 6, 2018

Okay, so i am not being entirely seasonal with this recipe; i believe persimmon season finished quite some time ago. I'm not sure exactly when persimmons are available (i think they are an Autumn fruit), but my awareness of persimmon season should improve in coming yea...

July 29, 2018

I said earlier this winter i would be featuring plenty of leek and parsnip recipes, but i have only posted one parsnip recipe so far, so it is Time For Some More Parsnip Recipes!  (or at least one...)

I'v made several batches of the parsnip soup featured last month, and...

July 22, 2018

As with the humble cabbage, my favourite way to eat cauliflower is to snack on it raw.  I came across a cauliflower risotto recipe a while back, and despite my enthusiasm for risottos, i have yet to try it out.  I think part of my problem is that cauliflower is such a...

July 10, 2018

A few posts ago i mentioned i'd been doing some 'retro' cooking of late (see 'Creamy Swedish Cabbage Roll).  This dish most definitely fits the 'retro' category.  I first encountered this meal in 2003 when i was on Raoul Island - my team-mate Julia, who is a great cook...

July 5, 2018

I've been a bit distracted lately, giving less thought to cooking than usual.  I have a big quilting project going on, which is taking up quite a lot of creative energy, and a dear Great Aunt of mine recently passed away, so i've been busy with packing up her things an...

June 25, 2018

We've been having such a ridiculously mild winter that our first hard frosts did not arrive until the longest night of the year.  We'd had a couple of mild frosts some time prior to that, but normally we'd have had twenty or more good hard frosts by this stage of the w...

June 21, 2018

Feijoa season is drawing to a close. It has continued for longer than usual this year due to the lack of frosts.  I'm still picking up a few feijoas every day, but most of them are being fed to the cows, being fairly small.  I still bring the odd one indoors to add to...

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