COUNTRY NOTES: LATE AUTUMN HARVEST

The busy time of the preserving year is just about finished here in beautiful Gippsland, Victoria dairy country.  I have had a lot of produce from the garden this year, thanks to my efforts in the autumn of 2017 with regards to soil amendments.  I practice organic gardening principles of feeding up the soil, rather… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: LATE AUTUMN HARVEST

COUNTRY NOTES: SLOW COOKING FOR LONG WORKING DAYS

Slow food for the soul.

PRESERVING CULTURE

One of my most vivid memories of early childhood was observing my family preserving tomatoes for use in their Northern Italian/Slovenian cuisine.  We always had an outing to vegetable producing farm to start with where we would pick a few boxes of tomatoes.  Hot and lengthy work outside down near the barbecue underneath the nectarine… Continue reading PRESERVING CULTURE