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A Table in the Orchard: My Delicious Life by Michelle Crawford

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  • Daydream tart

    • Melanie on January 06, 2016

      This tasted good both hot and cold the next day. Crust was slightly too buttery. Used 250g ricotta and a large bunch of kale and spunaxh from the garden. Pastry thickness / diameter didn't end up matching the recipe but still worked out ok.

  • Quince and walnut cake

    • Melanie on January 06, 2016

      This cake is delicious, looking forward to making it again next winter. Used poached quinces based on the Stephanie Alecander recipe. The salty walnuts were a nice touch but could be polarising.

  • Overnight baked beans

    • Melanie on July 10, 2017

      Flavours aren't complex, but delicious nonetheless. Cooked at 120 for approx 10 hours during the day.

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  • ISBN 10 0857983628
  • ISBN 13 9780857983626
  • Published Sep 28 2015
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Random House Australia

Publishers Text

I dreamed of a rambling old farmhouse where I could grow my own food, learn how to bake cakes and make jam. I wanted to wear gumboots. Every day.

Organizing cocktail parties at the Sydney Opera House sounds perfectly glamorous, and for a while it was for Michelle Crawford. But once she became a mother, the yearning to find her own little slice of heaven in the country could no longer be ignored. For years she had been daydreaming of a little farmhouse, with smoke curling out of the chimney, where she could slow down and grow her own food. Last but not least, she was hungry for a new adventure. An old farmhouse nestled in Tasmania’s lush Huon Valley offered the chance to make that a dream come true—and adventure in spades, from her first doomed attempts at planting a veggie garden to raising a bunch of chickens with attitude, discovering the joys of a wood stove and foraging for treasure to make sloe gin, jam, and bake cakes. Lots of cakes. Warm, down to earth, and inspiring, and lushly illustrated with lip-smacking images and recipes, A Table in the Orchard is breathtaking proof of how seductive a taste of slow living in one of the most beautiful valleys in Tasmania might be. Like Michelle, you might be tempted to make your own crumpets—or run away to the Apple Isle.


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