FALLING ON HARD TIMES

NICOLE is a former colleague of mine and a friend. She posted about her own efforts to cut waste and save her pennies. Her post reminded ...



NICOLE is a former colleague of mine and a friend. She posted about her own efforts to cut waste and save her pennies. Her post reminded me of Keith Smith’s The New Hard Times Handbook. I refer to my copy for things like homemade furniture polish or how to deal with common garden pests. It also has a chapter on making cheap meals from what’s already in the pantry. If you see a copy at your op shop, grab it. They’re out of print and it’s a gem of a book.

A book I was given at Christmas was penned to raise funds for a community garden at Newcastle. The book, From the Earth to the Table is a series of anecdotes, recipes and recollections about simple and simpler times.

The pumpkin and ginger pecan crust cheesecake took my fancy. This one’s for you Concrete and Honey. Sorry about the dimly lit photographs, I am snapping pics in the wee hours of the morning before I go to work.

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6 comments

  1. amazing looking cake, am getting v inspired to conjour one up and eat it asap, any chance of the recipe?

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  2. OMG Mel and I have both just read your post and can only drool over your cake pics :)

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  3. Sure thing folks, will post the recipe soon. Lots and lots happening at my house at the moment. Heaps to share.

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  4. Embarrassingly, my mouth is actually watering looking at those pics of your cheesecake. Off to find some emergency second -rate replacement...

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  5. Oooh, thanks Katie - looks delish -I'd love to try it!

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