Homegrown pumpkin fritters…flat yet a feat!

After harvesting our bountiful crop of pumpkins, a daunting challenge lay ahead: what, oh what, to do with all these pumpkins!? And, of course, the even greater challenge was chopping up all those darn pumpkins. Elbow grease awaited. My awesome mom-in-law kindly provided the family famous fritter recipe, exactly as follows:  “Two cups cooked mashed pumpkin….

Bonfire of the families…

Country life is filled with unexpected little pleasures, especially if you’re willing to try new things and meet new people. Our young son was recently invited, along with his classmates, to celebrate the birthday of one of his friends, whose parents happen to be wine farmers in the area. As luck would have it, our son’s parents…

An abundance of Habanero hotness

I was the lucky recipient of a majestic Habanero chilli bush for my birthday. After using two of these babies in a Lamb Rogan Josh, it became quite clear (on all levels) that these little bad boys were punching way above their weight. One by one, the greenies transformed into fiery hot orangey goodness and I…