Kumara and Ginger Loaf

June is the perfect month for this kind of baking. Dense, moist and gingery – its just the thing to make a grey day bright. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Steam or roast 2 large kumara (a great use for leftover roasties), and puree. 11/2cups of kumara puree 75g melted butter or coconut oil […]

Date Loaf

My favourite cakes are a simple affair. They need to be moist, a little bit sweet and a little bit fruity. Add a slathering of butter and you’ve totally got me. This delicious, simple loaf comes from Cara Bayly. You could almost call it a bread, but seeing as this is not my recipe I’ll […]

How Much Space Do Your Fruit Trees Need?

One of the cool things about my job, is popping round to your place to nut you out a garden plan. As well as planning and sketching, I do a bit of trouble shooting. And there’s this one bit of trouble that comes up at nearly every one of these visits. This one thing I’m […]

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, […]