Pumpkins are the schoolyard bullies of the garden.

Pumpkin Taking Over

Really, there are no explanations necessary here.  They come up out of the compost and before you know it, they’ve taken over.  At least this one seems to be setting some fruit!  But experience tells me never to count my pumpkins before they’ve hatched…

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Warm potato salad FTW.

Finished Version

My beautiful niece divides her time between her Mum’s place, and her Dad’s (my brother).  Yesterday she started her school holiday stint with us, so we had a belated Christmas barbeque to celebrate.

She’s still in that fussy stage…if it looks vaguely foreign, she won’t eat it.  I keep trying to tempt her with new twists on the old favourites, just to try and expand her palate.  I’m not sure how much luck i’m having! One thing I can say for sure however, is that everyone else at the table absolutely loved this take on a warm potato salad.

For my vego/vegan friends out there, just a warning – this one contains bacon!  But as I was eating the leftovers tonight, I also had some of my smoky marinated tofu cooking in the oven and I couldn’t get over how similar the bacon and the tofu smelled.  So i’m going to fry some of that up tomorrow and see if it would make a good substitute…I shall report back 🙂

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