All Hail from the Heath

After the recent weather chaos with torrential rain around the state and devastation along the coast, along with freak ice storms in Blackheath, we are glad to be in pretty much one piece up here. The sun is out again and the chaos is now down to all those wild kids racing around after being cooped up for too long …

Behind the scenes

Masters Landscape by Design location shoot took place at the beautiful Applegrove Estate on Shipley Plateau.  The kids loved skipping stones across the dam (although I was a bit worried I’d have to fish them out of the freezing water at some point). We finished off the day at Logan Brae, making friends with Freckles the furry model, with the …

Lights, Camera, Action!

In the holidays we started on photoshoots for the cookbook – very exciting for our four intrepid models who were such stars with their full blue steel on! We had a fabulously sunny day. Megalong Creek Estate had us down among the vines in the gorgeous Megalong Valley with its stunning 360° Megalong and escarpment views down along the Six …

Let the games begin…

Recipes are in and the cookbook team are sorting through the recipes, putting them into categories and gearing up for recipe testing. Volunteers will take a handful of recipes each and test them on their families and friends. As you can see, compiling the recipes requires the arduous task of having to eat all these delicious treats.

Grandparents’ Day and the heart of the school

Apart from all the wonderful teachers, parents and children who are the lifeblood of Blackheath School, the canteen is an unsung hero. Here is an example of some of the things they do to make us feel proud and our tummies feel full. Get a load of the morning tea that Jodie, Kobe, Summer, Lisa and Brett turned out for …

It is not easy being green

So said Kermit the Frog but the Blackheath School Kitchen Garden is going off – with the warm weather and steady rainfall there is produce aplenty. Rosemary, sage, tomatoes, potatoes, salad greens are just some of the harvest from this productive little garden. Rosemary roasted potatoes, sage to flavour a bread stuffing for chicken and a tomato salad – perfect …

Chestnut time!

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the short chestnut season. What to do with them? First, take ‘em out of their prickly shell and then cut a criss-cross on the skin on the round side of the chestnut. You need to do this otherwise your chestnuts will explode when you are roasting them. Preheat your oven to 200°C. Then …