Archives for November 2013

Subversive Plots and Growing Revolutions

We need to make food about connection and community, not big business. Find out how you can enlist, resist and assist to take back the power at this special presentation as part of the Kapiti Coast District Council ‘Getting On To It’ series of talks. Subversive plots and growing revolutions Anna Butterfield Tuesday 3 December, 7.30pm – 9.30pm […]

Bessara – A Diamond of a Broad Bean Dip

Yes, it may seem that I am a little broad bean obsessed lately. But I do have a broad bean plantation growing in my backyard. I thought it was high-time I address the question – just what do you do with all those broad beans? Well let me introduce you to my Egyptian friend Bessara. […]

Calming Melissa: How to use lovely lemon balm

It didn’t seem out of the ordinary to be struggling through the last couple of weeks of pregnancy and sometimes feel a little fractitious…ill-tempered…grumpy. Or so I reasoned as I stripped bare the flourishes of spring growth of my lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) 3 days into spring. I’d been hitting the stuff hard those last […]

Super Success Strategies: Potatoes

Really, I have nothing to complain about – my potatoes are just fine. I prepare the soil well, feed them with lots of comfrey, treat them right and voilà potatoes (because they really are that easy). But ever-searching for produce nirvana, I did a little digging to find out just what it would take to […]