Archive | October, 2010

Ruby Red Rhubarb

20 Oct

So I love living in the Hills District.

I have been known to refer to it as “God’s country” on more than one occasion.

I love the wide open spaces, the rolling hills, the paddocks with their horses and cows…

What I particularly love, is the abundance of fresh produce grown in the market gardens that are so prolific in this area. I love that at nearly every corner, one can find a little stall selling cut flowers, honey straight from the hive, fruit, vegetables or even cow manure if you so desire!

The other day I picked up a beautiful bunch of rhubarb for the grand total of $1!

I was so excited I bought the whole three bunches on offer and gave one to my mum, and one to my psudo-if-we-were-catholics-then-this-woman-would-be-my-God-mother friend.

I decided to stew my rhubarb, as I love anything stewed.

My brother Lee would disagree, as he would vehemently state “hot fruit is unnatural”

Alas, I began stewing.

Ruby Red Stewed Rhubarb


  • 1 bunch of rhubarb, washed, chopped into 3-4cm pieces
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan and stir over low heat
  • Leave to simmer/stew for about 10 minutes
  • Eat hot or cold!



A Little Touch of Fancy

12 Oct

For my birthday this year, I received some money with which I was told to buy something nice!

I had been drooling over chandeliers and pendant light fittings for quite some time, so when a little extra cash found its way into my hot little hand, I knew exactly what I wanted to buy!

I found the perfect chandelier at Beacon Lighting and the next day Mark and my very handy Dad had it hanging above our dining room table.

What do you think?