Flower Diary – October

Bit of a brainwave yesterday. One of those things born of necessity. Turned into a good activity for the 3yo, gave me a moment to finish my cup of tea AND then I thought’ “Wow! Great idea. What an excellent way of keeping track of what’s happening in my garden and what food is available […]

Feed me: 3 cheap and easy winter vegetarian recipes

You’re exhausted, cold and you’ve spent all your reserves stopping the kids from driving you mental these school holidays. You need a boost, you need a pick-me-up and you probably need a tequila – I can’t help you there, sorry. But here are 3 links to inspired recipes that I’ve fed my family in the […]

Magenta spreen: A superhero green

The most useful green you’ve ever seen: meet Magenta spreen (aka tree spinach, lambs quarters, goosefoot). The more you get to know it, the more you will adore it. Possessing extraordinary talents, our hero seems dedicated to protecting the clever gardener from boring, poor-quality vegetables. You will be instantly attracted by it’s gorgeousness, wowed by […]

Heirloom Bean Love: Good Mother Stallard’s Pasta e Fagioli

Most of the glorious heritage bean varieties we have been growing have dried on the vines and are now hanging in pillow cases in a cool dark place. All this hot, dry weather has meant the end of the polebeans for the year. I took the last of the Good Mother Stallard’s off the stalks […]