Small Farm Recipes

Phoebe’s recipe for poached eggs

Phoebe’s recipe for poached eggs

Here’s my dog Phoebe’s recipe for poached eggs… First, go poaching and steal an egg when no-one is looking. The bigger the egg, the better. If you can get away with a goose egg – awesome! If caught in the act, meekly hand over the egg, dropping it very carefully and gently into the waiting … Continue reading

Egg recipes – Nancy’s vanilla ice cream

Egg recipes – Nancy’s vanilla ice cream

Just across the way in the rural hamlet of Arcadia there’s a large grassy paddock sprinkled with dozens of very happy-looking brown hens living a wonderful free-range life under the devoted care of my friend, Nancy. These hens produce beautiful healthy eggs for Nancy’s free-range egg business and some of Sydney’s top restaurants are among … Continue reading

Recipe for Creamed Eggs

Recipe for Creamed Eggs

Mum has been making these delicious and very popular Creamed Eggs for years. She uses a recipe from one of her favourite recipe books titled The Explorer’s Country Kitchen by Ruby M. Brown, 1986. It’s a gem of a book that combines wonderful country style recipes with fascinating short articles on the local history of … Continue reading

Canadian Bacon-and-Brie Quiche

Canadian Bacon-and-Brie Quiche

Here’s my dear friend Camie’s second delicious egg recipe. Thank you again, Camie! CAMIE: Canadian Bacon-and-Brie Quiche adapted from Southern Living magazine approx 8 slices of bacon (not cooked) 1 lg round of Brie cheese 8 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp grated parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp italian … Continue reading

North African Eggs

North African Eggs

My dear friend, Camie (I like to call her Camie the Magnificent or C the M for short) has been inspired by my brother, Tim’s, egg recipes. She has sent me two delicious egg recipes which are very popular in her family. Thank you Camie! CAMIE: Our family  has been making the quiche since 2005, … Continue reading

Pickled Pink Eggs

Pickled Pink Eggs

Here’s another recipe suggestion from my brother, Tim, for a novel way to use excess eggs: TIM: Pickled eggs have been a staple in English pubs for a very long time – the following recipe for “Pickled Pink Eggs” adds a festive flourish. PICKLED PINK EGGS Ingredients: 12 eggs 1/2 cup beetroot juice, reserved from … Continue reading

Poached Egg Sauce Bombs

Poached Egg Sauce Bombs

Now that we’re well into spring our hens are laying dozens of eggs each week so I turned to my brother, Tim, one of the most creative and enthusiastic of the many great cooks in our family, for some interesting egg recipes. Here are his suggestions for “Poached Egg as a Sauce Bomb” in this … Continue reading

Using nasturtium seeds as capers

Using nasturtium seeds as capers

Here’s another idea from my brother, Tim, for putting an abundance of nasturtiums to use: TIM: Abergeldie also has loads of nasturtiums at the moment.  The seeds can be harvested, pickled and used as capers.  Pick enough seeds to fill a bottle, cover with brine (make a sufficient quantity in the ratio of 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

Garden Pasta with Orange Salad

Garden Pasta with Orange Salad

I threw my older brother and enthusiastic Abergeldie-raised cook, Tim, the challenge of seeing if he could transform a handful of greens struggling along in the late winter garden into a delicious meal. Here are his suggestions. I was inspired to put these two to the test and found them easy to make and absolutely … Continue reading

Making the most of a mountain of mandarins

Making the most of a mountain of mandarins

Here are my brother Tim’s suggestions for making the most of the bucket loads of mandarins our trees are producing now. TIM: Abergeldie is experiencing a citrus fruit glut as winter nears its end:  oranges, lemons and mandarins.  While juicing and then freezing any unused juice is a simple way of managing excess fruit, the … Continue reading

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