Inside or Outside? Kitchen or Garden?

It’s a never ending tussle in my mind. To work outside or inside! There’s always plenty to do on either side. And the thing about growing food is, sometimes in addition to your usual cooking there is pickling and preserving to do. These are good problems to have though, and in the end it allContinue reading “Inside or Outside? Kitchen or Garden?”

It’s a New Day!

I love those early morning moments just on daybreak as the sun announces a new day. It seems like such a special time of the day, everyone and everything is fresh and all the possibilities of the day ahead await you. However there are also those times when the thought of a new day leavesContinue reading “It’s a New Day!”

Fruit Fly, Mosquito Nets and Mango Cheesecake

I have been losing so much fruit lately, all my lemons are getting stung and some of my oranges. It’s so disappointing to have so much fruit go to waste. So I have decided to firstly keep my fruit trees at a manageable size, and secondly put nets over them to protect the fruit. TheseContinue reading “Fruit Fly, Mosquito Nets and Mango Cheesecake”

Using What You Have on Hand

I have to say I have been really enjoying my passionfruit cordial of late. When I come up to the house after working outside it’s so refreshing, much better than anything you can buy from the shops. If you can get your hands on some passionfruit or have it growing in your garden, it’s wellContinue reading “Using What You Have on Hand”

Chicken’s and Making Beautiful Soil!

I just could not imagine my garden without my chicken’s. They have been so valuable over the years in so many ways. From their delicious eggs, to the free fertiliser, to the sheer enjoyment of just being around them. Having said that they can be very painful when you are trying to keep mulch aroundContinue reading “Chicken’s and Making Beautiful Soil!”