Archives for May 2014

A Warming Cup of Winter Chai

Chai becomes my favourite cup at this time of year.  I’ve tried lots of pre mixed teas but none comes close to own made. Such a warming and nourishing drink, the joy of which definitely depends on the freshness and quality of the ingredients. I wouldn’t for instance try to take a shortcut with a […]

Woolly underwear and a smile will get you through winter

Ahh – winter at last! I love having a cold nose and a warm body, but alas I feel alone in my love of this special season. Are there any other lovers of winter out there? On a cloudy, showery day last week I stood at the lights waiting to cross. The people waiting with […]

May in the Vegie Patch

Provided you haven’t been bashed by storms you’ll be picking broccoli, kale and cabbage; all sorts of saladings; carrots and beetroot; celery, coriander and parsley and perennial leeks (mine are still intact so lovely). We’re still enjoying tomatoes and peppers from the greenhouse. All that forward planning and extra effort in summer is paying off […]

Shelter from the Storm

Shelter makes our land energy efficient. Without shelter vegetables and animals produce less, bees hate the wind so our fruit trees don’t get pollinated, blossoms and fruit get blown off. If we don’t protect ourselves – we use more energy to produce less, simple as that. Before we can create good shelter, we must understand […]