Peas Porridge Hot: Growing Your Own Baby Food

This morning gorgeously fat, juicy pea pods were growing up against the house. This afternoon they’re mush. It’s taken weeks to get her to eat anything but now the 6.5 month old bundle of sweetness has been chowing down on super fresh and organic peas. Serious satisfaction – I grew the kid, I grew the […]

Uses for lemons 002: Lemon curd

1 cup sugar 100 g butter Juice and zest of 4 lemons 4 eggs lightly whisked Place the sugar, butter and lemony bits in a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the butter is melted and sugar dissolved. Add the eggs and stir continuously over a low heat until the mixture thickens. Simple. Store in […]

Taro: The vegetable that could feed a small village

OK – I have a new appreciation for taro Colocasia esculenta. I had no idea they could get that big. Somehow found myself checking out Scot Nelson’s photos on Flickr – I don’t know how, it’s the internet, it does these things. I was quite taken by Some important plants of Hawaii and just smitten with his […]

Let us speak now of lettuce…

Lettuce is by far the world’s favourite salad green. The Egyptians were growing it way back in 4500 BC and it’s been the darling of the salad and the sandwich ever since. There is an incredible array of lettuce available for the discerning gardener – colour, style, leaf-form and grace. Only a disappointing sample can […]