IT'S TIME TO GET THAT APRON ON PEOPLE.....

Now tell me, who doesn't love the crunch of leaves in a park (not that I have a shortage at our place) the Southern Highlands is looking pretty spectacular and the autumn colour is just going on and on and on. I'm sure Pierre thinks I am a bit of a nutter, throwing leaves around doing my best impression of "the hills are alive" aka Sound of Music. Nothing like getting out into some fresh freezing cold air to get those cheeks glowing.

Remember my pic of the green tomatoes that I posted up on Facebook.... what to do, what to do....

A few spices and raisins......

Some simple ingredients......

transformed the green tomatoes into deliciousness....

The perfect accompaniment to a bitey cheddar and a spicey, fragrant addition to a ploughman's lunch. We went to a friends place for drinks and I took a jar, which they served up with mini papadums and a gooey Brie. YUUUMMM! 

Quinces are now in season. 

See here for a fragrant and sweet recipe from last season. I called them my winter sunshine....

How pretty do they look against the Chrysanthemums.....my gorgeous son presented these to me last Sunday for Mothers Day.

A great lasting flower......

Love the range of colours too.....

 I know this is a bit of a belated update ..... 

A couple of weeks ago we went to Arts in the Valley (Kangaroo Valley NSW). It was just after the "big wet" and off we trotted in our wellies. I thought I would share a couple that were my favourite.

Ulan Murray was the artist that created this beauty....

Notice my favourites are plant, bird and dog related..... How green does everything look!!

Some really clever artists around these parts.

If any one wants the recipe for that Green Tomato Chutney just message me and I will happily send it to you.