Category Archives: Autumn

Susan’s Sumptuous Suppers is selling something wild

  Eat more weeds. Perhaps we should all eat more weeds. I’ve been loving how much tasty food there is for the forager here in Tasmania. I remember my Grandma telling me about this thing or that when I was … Continue reading

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Fig puddings with honey caramel sauce

My grandpa had some of last season’s figs in the freezer all mashed up. I was watching the new season figs closely, drooling for the day they would ripen. I realised I could bring the two together in a wonderful … Continue reading

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Farro ‘risotto’ with wild mushrooms

I came back from my Whole Larder Love workshop in Daylesford loaded with foodie goodness. During the workshop we went mushrooming, killed and butchered a chicken, and skinned and butchered a rabbit. I stayed on an extra night to explore … Continue reading

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Potato, bacon and brussel sprout frittata

Possibly the only good thing about not going to the farmers market on Saturday morning is that I could stay  in bed until I figure out what I want to make for breakfast. This morning I toyed with classic creamy … Continue reading

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Buckwheat pasta with wild duck, chestnut mushrooms and Meredith Dairy goat cheese

I recently bought a beautiful bag of Bob’s Red Mill wholemeal buckwheat flour. It’s amazing. I made fluffy buckwheat pancakes with it a while back. I wanted to make buckwheat pasta. It was superb, but you can buy the pasta … Continue reading

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Wild duck cassoulet

This is the second dish in our ‘wild duck week’. A friend of ours gave us some wild ducks, and we decided to celebrate them with a week of duck. It was his idea to make cassoulet, but what an … Continue reading

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Persimmon, labne and paprika chicken salad

I created this salad to showcase the season’s persimmons and is bursting with amazing produce from the Capital Region Farmers Market. This year is the first time I’ve eaten persimmons and I think they’re fabulous. The colour is amazing! I’ve … Continue reading

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Risotto Milanese

I made chicken stock lastnight. I put one block of it in the freezer this morning, but it’s actually pretty full in there. I woke late and felt like a savoury breakfast. Randomly, I decided to use some of the … Continue reading

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Mushroom foraging

It was frosty when I left the house this morning. It was the first frost I’ve seen for the year. It may not be the first Canberra’s seen, but it’s my first. I was pretty impressed that it was still … Continue reading

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Raspberry and rhubarb trifle

Windellama Organics had the most beautiful bunches of rhubarb on Saturday. I couldn’t resist buying one. I knew by the time I came home that I wanted to make a rhubarb and raspberry trifle with it. I made this as … Continue reading

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