Spanish Almond Cake

Plain and simple. I like it. Spanish Almond Cake This comes from “Food Worth Making” by Sam Mannering 3 eggs 1 Tblspn sherry 150g ground almonds (freshly ground makes all the difference) 150g caster sugar Pre heat the oven to 180° Line a small cake tin with baking paper Separate the eggs Put the yolks, […]

South Island Workshops And Pruning Lessons In June

How To Prune Fruit Trees June 17 is my “How To Prune Fruit Tree’s” workshop. Small fruit trees = orcharding happiness! Those of you with young trees are well placed for this to happen. Training them while they’re bendy and young is the ticket. That sweet innocence doesn’t last for long – and before you […]

Make The Most Of May With A Pre-Planting Ponder

Tree planting season is upon us, and  I want to help you be smart about it. Consider May a useful pause. A time to ponder, so that come winter your tree plan (fruit/ shelter/ stock, human shade/a bit of pretty/ privacy) is well thought out. There are already far too many trees in the wrong […]

Today In My Garden (A Few Of My Favourites)