Easter At Home

Here we are, home again after almost a week on the road incorporating a mini break, a boarding school pick up and the inaugural Introduction to Sourdough Workshop with Amanda from Home Farm Cabin .

Easter at home

We travelled to a very different part of NSW where there are multiple lanes of traffic, pine forests, wombats, reverse parking, wild mushrooms and the chance of snow.  We visited a lot of cafes, bakeries and public toilets, ate some delicious food and of course I found instant new friends and we baked bread together.  I will write about the workshop when I collect all of my thoughts and photos but in the meantime, Easter is upon us.

Frank

Now it is time to enjoy proper tea and these two very different but equally motivating books.

Easter at home 01

It is time to bake and eat bread and hot cross buns, naturally.

Easter at home 02

Hot cross buns

Although the days are still very warm, it is time to start picking my quinces.

Quinces

It is also time to catch up with friends and neighbours and light some campfires.  There is ABC radio Easter programming to listen to, on the rare occasion that I get to choose the household  soundtrack.

If you happen to have a quiet afternoon in your kitchen or perhaps a car trip I also recommend listening to Episode 1 of the podcast A Basket By The Door.  It is warm and comforting with a few teary moments along the way. Just perfect for this time of the year I think.

Happy Easter, friends x

14 Comments

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    Christine

    April 21, 2019

    My friend got the book A Basket By The Door. It is so lovely a rich thick book. I will listen to the poscast.

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      Jane S

      April 25, 2019

      Thank you Christine, yes I am loving the book and really enjoyed the podcast.

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    Sarah @ Say! Little Hen

    April 21, 2019

    Beautiful photos as always, Jane. So glad you enjoyed your workshop.
    Happy Easter,
    SarH
    ah

    • Reply

      Jane S

      April 25, 2019

      Thank you Sarah.

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    Di

    April 21, 2019

    Your blog is once again beautifully written @Theshadybaker. Thank you. Happy Easter!

    • Reply

      Jane S

      April 25, 2019

      Thank you Di, that it a kind comment.

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    Jenny

    April 21, 2019

    I have just cooked the last of my quinces this afternoon – some into a Moroccan chicken dish and the rest cooked with apples for eating with the morning muesli and yoghurt.

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      Jane S

      April 25, 2019

      Sounds like delicious quince goodness Jenny!

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    Kate M

    April 22, 2019

    I love the look of quinces, but I can’t say I’ve ever tried them in anything but a paste or jam. Jenny’s Moroccan chicken dish and the idea of eating with muesli sounds delicious.

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      Jane S

      April 25, 2019

      I wish I could send you some Kate!

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    Anne

    April 22, 2019

    Multiple lanes of traffic! If only that was an unusual thing for me to come across.

    Everything looks delicious Jane and I’m looking forward to reading about the workshop. Your photo of the quince reminds me that I still have some in the freezer that I should use. The problem is that I always squirrel some away, forgetting that I enjoy them best in the autumn.

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      Jane S

      April 25, 2019

      Things have a way of disappearing in my freezer too Anne…some things are universal!

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    Amanda

    April 29, 2019

    How quickly time flies during school holidays. We’re only just catching up on all our regular routines now after a few weeks of baking, bush picnics and grandchildren sleepovers! So glad you and your family were able to visit us in your travels.

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      Jane S

      May 13, 2019

      Your time with your grandchildren sounds perfect Amanda.

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