Thursday, December 31, 2009

White Eggs

Not very often we see white eggs in the shops. People seem to want the brown eggs. I read somewhere it was to do with people thinking, brown eggs are like bread..... better for you. When really there is no difference with the eggs.

I have 3 new white chickens and its been years since I have been able to find and buy them for my backyard.

Called them the "Blonde Bombshells", seems to go well with the red chooks I call the "Blue Rinse Set". They have blue rings on their legs, so I can keep track of their ages.

Anyway this is the "first" big egg one of them has laid. I was getting little white eggs the size of a bantam.

All the best for 2010.....

Friday, October 02, 2009

Harvest Time

After giving gardening a rest due to a bad leg and ankle over the last 8 months. It feels really great harvesting from the vegie patch again.

French Breakfast radishes, oodles still out in the garden. These were topped (rabbit food) and tailed (worm bucket) and into a Tupperware fridge container. Now we have fresh organic healthy food to snack on through out the day instead of sweet foods.

Also broad beans are cropping madly. Shelled pods into the compost bin as the animal aren't that keen on them, bean peels (from the bigger beans) into the worm bucket for the farms.

Nothing is wasted here at our place.

Bean are frozen and used in casseroles, make a great extra vegie on those cold days.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Apple & Rhubarb.

Apple with fresh organic rhubarb from my garden patch. I never thought this day would come.

I've waited 10 years for this and it tasted bloody beautiful mrgreen

To find out why it took 10 years..... you can read that here.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Postcards From Percy

Hello everyone. I'm off to Melbourne and then overseas for a month.
If you want to follow my journey and see where I go.... check me out on my very own blog.
Hoping to be able to post about my travels while away.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I was looking for something different for lunch today. Decided to give the focaccia recipe a run for its money from my bread maker's cook book.

I ended up adding extras like capsicum from my garden along with fresh rosemary from out the back as well. Also home pickled olives from a friend's garden. As well as other goodies from the fridge.

Looks great and smells so good.

Pat & I ate half for lunch and the rest we are eating tonight along with home made chicken vegie soup.

Tomorrow I am thinking I'll try a pizza base and make a ham and pineapple pizza.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Chicken Nuggets

When James was little he loved chicken nuggets. I used to pop some on his plate with a small salad as a lunch meal on weekends.

I must say I like them too. Well nothing like an reformed cook who is more in touch with what is in food and what isn't.

The stupidmarkets sell the nuggets either in the deli, meat section or the freezer. If your eyesight is good and you know all the know what is in the nugget.

You can go to one of those chicken franchise shops and pay about $10.99 a kilo for some of their chicken nuggets.

Or you can do what I do and save yourself a heap of money and get a great feed of chicken nuggets.

Lets take a look. mrgreen

First off you need a healthy salad to go with your nuggets. In the colder months you may need to supplement your own garden salads with some from the green grocer. Now this is all done..the chicken nuggets are next.

This is nice and easy.

I buy my chicken breasts from a butcher who sells them for $8.99 a kilo. One small chicken boob will do just nicely.

Cube the chicken breast into bite size pieces and coat them with some of these crumbs.

That is what the chicken franchise shops use and into some oil the crumbed cubes go.

So there you have it....chicken nuggest that are made with pure chicken meat..and a few crumb to coat the meat.

Why don't you try it and see what the kids or yourself think mrgreen

Until next time....hoo roo

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tomatoes Out Of Season

Back in the summer months I was saving any soft tomatoes from the vegie patch and freezing them.

Now the colder months are here and the tomato season has come to an end. There is no reason why Pat & I still can't enjoy our home grown tomatoes.

Even though the tomatoes defrosted are on the soggy side, add a couple of sliced onions and what ever herbs you want. Cook until tender and thicken with a small amount of corn flour.

A lovely tomato & onion meal with some home made bread toasted makes for a great lunch. Its full of that home grown tomato flavour.

Until next time....hoo roo

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