Hi there!

I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Family & Daisy Baked Potatoes

Well it's early morning with a slight drizzle falling towards the already damp earth. I have just seen my DS19 off on his first road-trip and holiday...I'm so proud of him; and not just for the things he has already achieved, but the loving and kind hearted young gentleman he is turning out to be. This is his first holiday since he started his apprenticeship back in January...He is working as an Overhead linesman Electrician for CityRail...I'm so proud of him....I think he gets his maths brilliance from my father, certainly not from me.

Our Rusty dog knew that he was leaving for a long time and decided she was going to go with him....Rusty loves the car, and every time a car gets packed for a trip, she thinks we are going to Poppy's....I had to pick her up to get her out of the car...Her mind was made up.

I have a lot of plans in the kitchen this weekend, but first on the list is soup....We get to go visit Aunty Irene and Uncle Fred again today at the races...

Today I will be taking along some more home-made chicken soup....some yummy biscuits that I made, which are better than Jam Drops. and some small Pasta's that Aunty liked....I love small pasta's for using in salads and soups...so I have bagged up 4 different shapes for her. I also have two potted Rhubarb plants that I have harvested from the original plants....These were my Nan's Rhubarb, which I transplanted when she passed....so Aunty Irene will be given some plants from her Mother's plants....I like the thought of that.

Daisy Baked Potatoes

Another yummy tea I make involves Baked Potatoes....I originally seen them in a store in Albury when I was younger....called Daisy Baked Potatoes....this is the original recipe...which I like to stick to...but there are plenty of toppings that you could add to this dish....

Bake your spuds.....I like to cover the whole tray with foil, this gives a better spud for this dish...I don't want the skin crunchy this time.

Cut the hot spud, add some herby butter.
Top with grated cheese and diced ham
Followed with fresh coleslaw
Top with a dollop of sour cream.....I didn't have sour cream and I wasn't going out in the rain to pick some chives, bit I did have home-made yoghurt, which I used.

This is such a filling dish
I know that when I make this dish
all the plates are left clean.
Is it raining where you live? Do you have anything planned for the weekend? What are you baking?
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend....stay warm, and stay dry.


  1. With all these delicious easy recipes I'll have to start wearing a bib or stop reading this blog ,lol. Better go before I sog up the keyboard and short circuit my computer!

  2. It's been raining here in WA for days and is too wet to do much outside so this weekend I will be making more Choko Pickles and soup and damper. Or scones , tonights for tea.


  3. Oh I do love my spuds cooked like that! Nice and sunny in Tasmania, no baking here today, waiting for my family to visit so we can all visit my hubby in hospital.

  4. Stitchin' time: ha haaa, it's hard around here, and even we need to be careful around the computer....I often catch my boys drooling..lol

    Barb: Sounds like you have a busy day ahead too. I often make scones here too.

    Deb: Hope hubby recovers and comes home soon...It will be nice to have your family visit.

  5. Raining, hard, hard , hard outside...has all day here in Adelaide...
    Thinking it will be doing my new seedlings the world of good...Im a new visitor, so Im going to have a little lookey at some of your old posts...just wanted to say Hi...Suzanne

  6. Not raining but howling with wind. Noisy, whipping wind! Yummy looking potatoes. We had them the other night too..it was great - I foiled them up and the 11yo got all the toppings ready! We also tried them recently in the wood heater which were delish ;)

  7. You are very talented! Your blog has tons of information! love,andrea

  8. Susanne: Hi, Welcome to my blog..Hope you find some interesting reading material.

    Christine: We now are experiencing gale forced winds...been going for three days now....looks like it is here for the weekend too.

    Andrea: Thank-you for your kind words...Hope you stick around....

    Don't forget Ladies...tell your friends about my blog too.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...