Autumn colour at our house

Autumn is a beautiful time to be:
Getting a little craft on…

Poaching these beautiful quinces for an upside down cake

Making pasta with the kids…


Experimenting with these Kourabiethes or Greek shortbreads thanks to my friend at tea with hazel

We are going camping for Easter and I have two goals.  The first is to get reacquainted with our canoe and the second is to bake bread from scratch and cook it in the open fire to share with my family.  Happy Easter blog friends.

What are your plans?


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    April 5, 2012

    all your autumn goodies look so looks as though you made crescent shaped kourabiethes jane..that's a very authentic shape..they look lovely and almondy..

    have a great camping holiday..what fun to go canoeing and make bread in an open fire..will you use a camp oven?

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      Jane S

      April 5, 2012

      Thank you Jane…I hope I did the biscuits justice, they taste beautiful. Yes, we are doing some camp oven cooking 🙂

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    April 5, 2012

    Your quinces look wonderful. Our quince tree is just coming into leaf now.

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    Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things

    April 5, 2012

    Hi Jane, loving all the lovely Autumn good things at your place. Isn't this just the best time of the year! Have a safe trip and a wonderful time camping. xox

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    April 5, 2012

    Hi Jane, looks like you have been having lots of fun in the kitchen. This is a lovely easter blog. Hope you all have a great time camping and take lots of lovely photos for your camp oven cooking 🙂

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    April 6, 2012

    Homemade pasta – something I'm yet to tackle. Enjoy break – it sounds lovely. We're staying in Sydney this Easter…eating our way around the city.

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    April 7, 2012

    Happy Easter, Jane! It sounds like a wonderful time in your house! Have a great trip!

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    Jane S

    April 8, 2012

    Thanks girls for calling in…I hope the Easter bunny found you all 🙂

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    mr. pineapple man

    April 9, 2012

    Beau beautiful photos!

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    April 10, 2012

    Happy Easter Jane, I'll bet it was a wonderful one by the sounds of your plans! That upside down cake looks delicious! I've never cooked with quinces before – think I'll have to try to now!

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    April 10, 2012

    Hello Hello!! I don't know why I haven't found your blog before I've tried a million times linking back on your name in blogger, but haven't gotten to it. I finally googled it and got it!!

    That Quince upside down cake looks absolutely UNREAL! Yum Yum Yum…

    Off to delve deeper into your blog – you're my kinda girl!

    Have an excellent camping time. Wish sometimes we didn't have such ties to the farm so that we could do the same!
    But alas – I love the farm….

    xx Amy