Author(s): Jackie French
Jackie French describes a year of living in harmony with the bush in the Araluen Valley, witnessing the cycle of the seasons, the idiosyncracies of wombats and the bounty from her wilderness garden. Widely acclaimed author Jackie French's journal of a year in the life of the Araluen Valley in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. It's a combination of many stories - foxes in the autumn and the first of the asparagus, dashes to the school bus in the mornings and a sleepy lizard nibbling Christmas pudding leftovers on hot rocks, the slow drying of the creek... It's a book about food, too, with fabulous recipes - for example, duck with peach and couscous, ginger omelette (an aphrodisiac), potatoes and artichokes in olive oil, and skin lotions that leave your fingers smelling of flowers.