Going Solar for Our House*

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Next year Roy and I are embarking on our biggest project yet, our home. We have been fiddling with designs, ideas and collecting pictures of our dream house. One thing that we have agreed on so far is that the house is going to have stand-alone solar. Two years ago … Read More . . .


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Make Your Own Sun Dried Tomatoes

With the weather on the weekend being ridiculously hot and dry it turned out to be perfect for making sun-dried tomatoes. Every now and again I have excess tomatoes which I usually use to make a relish or a passata. With way too many cherry tomatoes I cut them all in half and left them Read More . . .

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Time to Get Fit

Yes they are pink shoes! For those of you who know me well now very well there is no way in hell I would buy pink shoes. Well this is all they had in downtown Nambour in my size. So bright pink shoes with bright yellow flashy bits on the sole for extra obnoxiousness. These Read More . . .

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Bookworld Giveaway

The fabulous folks at Bookworld are kindly offering two lucky readers of Strayed from the Table the chance to win a copy of either 1-Minute Gardener: The 70 Skills You Need for Growing Food in Small Spaces OR a copy of Taming the Feast: Ben Ford's Field Guide to Adventurous Cooking. Both of these books look fantastic and would make Read More . . .

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How Much Is An Egg?

After someone asking me how much a single egg is worth it got me thinking. Are keeping chickens for eggs saving me money or am I just feeding them up to occasionally feed me? Is it cheaper to buy eggs from the store than feed my flock. The farmer down the road told me his Read More . . .

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Sleeping Through The Night

It has been four nights in a row now little Isla has slept through the night and I am wondering is four nights enough to make a pattern. I have heard that after three days/nights that a baby can learn new patterns and routines. Though I may be getting a little excited about the future Read More . . .

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Crumbed Celeriac Salad w Mustard Dressing Recipe

I love garden tours and over the past fortnight I have done two. One was to our local school who have the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. The other was to Kate's who also lives in our valley. Kate is known for her tomatoes along with her vegetable garden. When Kate and her husband moved Read More . . .

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Family Utility Vehicle : Our New Car

Meet our new car it is our family utility vehicle. Last week bought our new family car for the farm after searching for months to find one that we wanted. The story of our car is quite unique it all stated with the car being in Kingaroy which is where my folks live. Roy rang Read More . . .

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Garden Share Collective : November 2014

It's time for another Garden Share Collective, which is a group of bloggers from around Australia and the world sharing their vegetable patches. It is a way to monitor progress in our gardens and remind us what we need to do each month. Boy, my list is long for this next week while I have hubby Read More . . .