It’s 7:00 and there’s 8kgs of beef freashly minced. Now to vac pac it and set it in the freezer. Onto the Apple and date cake, French toast, beef and bacon, gravy tomatoes, tin spaghetti, poached egg (which I don’t like cooking actually) by 8:30 oh and untangle the dog.

Constructing pies 

Ready made pie cases and lids are ordered in by the box.  Chef makes delicious fillings I put the two together and bake them for sale in the little pie warmer out front.  K for kangaroo  Strip of herbs for a scrumptious chicken and mushroom.  And lamb curry.  The other day was chorizo and beans… Continue reading Constructing pies 

Cousins and Jazz!

I like to watch a specific TV show with my specific cousin Ruth. But I’m not on station so I was able to watch it with her this time.  We ate lovely food, we scrapped, we shopped, we even ducked up to my Auntys for birthday cake. And we talked and talked and talked.  Meanwhile,… Continue reading Cousins and Jazz!


My story: we had a fair bit going on at the station. There were cattle to process, and an AI program to continue with. We were down to a handful of staff and suddenly found ourselves short alone critical afternoon. So the interim manager assigned the book keeper and the station cook to the care… Continue reading Backyards 

Intoxicatingly comforting smell of beef fat in the pan

This morning, I am doing the prep work on an oxtail stew: I pan fry the fatty bones meat first before chucking it into the pot to cook fora couple of hours. And it smells amazing. Almost sweet. And even though vegetables are really important, I stand firm in my enjoyment of meat. It’s biblical!… Continue reading Intoxicatingly comforting smell of beef fat in the pan

Sweet and sour snags

Fat sausages made on station by our fully qualified butcher.  A bottle of marinade/sauce that both butcher and I were sick of looking at… A selection of colourful veggies.  Rice cooked una rice cooker.  Easiest dinner ever. 


   I made doughnuts. But the recipe is nothing to brag about so I’ll perfect it then share it. 

White choc apricot slice

   Dry ingredients: Crushed arrowroot biscuits  2cups rice bubbles 1 cup diced dried apricots 1 packet white choc chips 1 cup coconut  You can change and swap stuff here. I imagine almonds and macadamia nuts are a nice addition.  Wet: Condensed milk tin ¼ cup honey ¼ cup butter Stir together and heat for 2… Continue reading White choc apricot slice

Choc rice bubble slice

   Crush a packet of biscuits. Either arrowroots with a tablespoon of cocoa powder or a packet of chocolate biscuits. Whatever you have on hand (which on a station is a major factor) Add 2 cups of rice bubbles. But if it’s cocoa pops then my comment above applies again.  Make a caramel sauce. Best… Continue reading Choc rice bubble slice