$5 Friday: Suitcase potatoes

I arrived back home in Canberra just after a whirlwind tour of Taiwan.  What fun!  I ate and ate and ate some more, and occasionally did a bit of hiking and Youbike cycling and relaxing in the hot springs.  Then I arrived home – to an empty fridge.

A bowl of potatoes and purslane

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$5 Friday: red lentil, potato and purslane stew

In my ideal home I am surrounded by abundant produce: groaning fruit trees, deep crimson tomatoes, bees humming in herbs, my children wandering into the garden picking and eating things grown organically and us all happy together.  Kind of like a French potager garden, with interesting  and delectable produce, always tidy yet rambling enough to hint at mystery.  Friends coming over for BBQs and outdoors cooking and lounging around in the natural beauty.

Purslane on top of red lentil and potato stew

Purslane on top of red lentil and potato stew

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Milk Thistle Tortellini

Earlier this week I was walking from the car park to work, neatly suited, clutching my handbag and a bit flustered because I was running late, when I found myself pause and swivel: wow, what a perfect specimen of an edible weed.  I looked around.  “I wonder if it would be really bad form for stop and dig this up?”  Yes, I am foraging again. P1100741 Continue reading