Archives for April 2010

Savour Chocolate School

I’ve spent the day on the Savour Chocolate School confectionary course. Oh, the things I’m going to do with the soft, soft textures of jelly-like substances when I get home…. unspeakable! I think the first mission will be a range of botrytised reisling winegums. Friends and family – please standby for taste testing. Guinea pigs […]

LovePlantLife Seeds: Unveiling the Autumn Collection

The weather may be getting colder, but things are heating up at LovePlantLife HQ with the release of our autumn collection of seeds. We’ve handpicked eleven wonders. Together they form a winning vegetable garden combination, and singly, they’re all stars fit for any spare space in your plot. Greens are essential right now and we […]

Bstds and wnkrs

There is a special place reserved in hell for people who steal from community gardens. It’s one where chilli is rubbed into the eyes and nose, while strangely-shaped vegetables are prodded into certain anatomical parts. The place reeks of manure and comfrey tea. Work involves grinding rocks into dust with your teeth. Blenheim and Christchurch […]

How to save the world with cow dung

NZOnScreen has put up the trailer and an excerpt of the must-see Peter Proctor documentary One Man, One Cow, One Planet. This film looks at biodynamic agriculture, a Rudolph Steiner-inspired system of organic farming. The film focuses on proponent Peter Proctor, a worm-obsessed Kiwi gardener; and his work promoting biodynamics worldwide, particularly in India, where […]