Archives for March 2013

Repairing Dry, Wounded Soils

We’ve nearly made it folks – through the drought, the preserving, the seed saving and the winter bed preparations. Every year at the start of April I feel like I’m at the end of an Ironman competition. Hang in there! The lack of water has slowed down the rate at which I turn my beds over, as […]

Have an Inspiring Day

A little bit of inspiration from Mirabel Osler. “There could be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.”  

Treats from the Solar Drier

The solar drier is never empty – we’re making the most of this hot weather. It’s fun having a play with different fruits – like orange and strawberry. What a revelation dried strawbs are! I have lots of little jars full of my own grown, own dried fruits to choose from for snacks and mueslis. […]

Eggplant and Tomato Salad

This month’s recipe is a salad from my mum’s cookbook, full of summer goodness. Everyone who eats it will want the recipe! 1 large eggplant (700g) cut into large cubes. (If you have just picked it you can dispense with the salting of, but if it’s not fresh as a daisy, sprinkle with salt in […]