Lemon Verbena Syrup Cake

When skies are grey and you need some cheer – make cake. This tangy sweet delicious number will warm the cockles of your heart. This recipe is from The Cooks Herb Garden by Mary Browne, Helen Leach and Nancy Titchbourne. Three New Zealand sisters who put together useful, gorgeous books. See also The Cooks Salad […]

Easy Peasy Saladings

Salad is my great love. Because I need at least one daily bowl and because I jam alot into each day – I’ve got salad growing down to a fine art. Here’s my easy peasy direct sown salads. The method I’m sharing today is for looseleaf lettuce, not hearting ones. Looseleaf sown thickly creates a […]

Midsummer sowings

A mid summer sown row of dwarf beans and a zucchini are just what the doctor ordered to keep your garden ticking over. They’ll both be ready in a few months time – give or take – to land you with a most useful March harvest. Broccoli, sown now, is also useful come Autumn. Tray […]

Sharing The Gift Of Food Gardening With Our Kids

November brings a delightful task my way – judging vegie gardens for our local Ag day. I love chatting with kids about their gardens – what they’ve discovered and created, what they’ve loved (peas and strawberries!), what’s mystified them and what they’ve hated (weeding and radish!). There are some astounding young food gardeners out there […]