$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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