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Juniper Cottage

Dreaming of the simple life...

Who am I?

Domestic goddess or housework tragic?  It depends very much on the day and the point of view.
 
But after attempting to come to terms with the happenings in the world around us today, I decided just to concentrate on what is really important. 
 
In the kitchen, in the garden, in the stillroom – come on a journey with me.
 

Why I Do What I Do

Why not!
 
I started off writing a nice blog about cooking and gardening.  But I discovered that it was deeper than that.
 
I am deeply concerned about the food chain, modern lifestyles, lifestyle collapse, lifestyle resilience, sustainability…..are you getting where this is coming from?
 
And when you’re old and no longer cute, you begin to feel like your opinions should have an airing and that you’ve seen enough of life to form a valid opinion for airing.
Which Witch

Which Witch

There has been a lot of media coverage lately on the use of the word "witch".  Well, in a totally gender free and non derogatory way, I thought I would introduce you to history's greatest witch deflector...

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Garlic

Garlic

Picked this at the correct time of December 21st.  Finally we have a breed of garlic that will love our tropical climate and have done well this year with next to no attention at all.  So this lot...

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Eggplant. Why?

Eggplant. Why?

I mean, seriously, why?  Eggplant seems to taste like nothing on a good day and on a bad day, its bitter.  But my lovely neighbour grew them so I will persevere. All sorts of cooking techniques are...

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Leftover Pie

Leftover Pie

My new triumph - leftover pie.  Made with layers of chicken, turkey, roast veg and some added onion and herbs.  It looks very much like the photo but a close look would show that this is a photo of...

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Lock the gate

Lock the gate

Lock the Gate!  Yes, I know this is originally about the anti-fracking movement.  But I have reworked it to be an inspiration to every person who has been led to believe that any domestic focus is...

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Best Christmas Ever

Best Christmas Ever

Is this shaping up to be the best Christmas ever or not?  Definitely yes A friend of a friend was giving away their (obviously) 1970's Fowlers Vacola bottling outfit, complete with bottles, thermometer,...

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One tree crop

One tree crop

And the final half hour of the garden walk involved picking blueberries off the one bush that grows them successfully.  There was nearly two kilos (some went at lunch time) and a few cherry tomatoes were...

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A quick walk in the garden

A quick walk in the garden

I just popped out of the house to pick some lemon myrtle leaves.  I really didn't want to pick them, I was going to pick elderberry flowers to make champagne but the other decision maker had a brainwave...

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In the Garden … Area 51

In the Garden … Area 51

This is like one of those super fuzzy alien autopsy videos.  And the subject is fairly alien as well. If you look past the bad focussing, you'll see that the subject is a tomato which is just blushing ripe...

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