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 […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

A crunchy fried morsel, with a tangy gooey middle. If you haven’t already met – let me introduce you to one of my favourite things… Fried Green Tomatoes For one good sized, green tomato 1 egg 1/4 cup of flour 1/4 cup of dried breadcrumbs. My favourite for this (and just about everything else), are […]

When To Harvest Kumara, Perfectly Ripe Pumpkins and Early Garlic

When To Harvest Kumara My kumara aren’t huge this year (that’s what happens when summer doesn’t arrive). I’ve had a poke around in the soil and there appears to be a higher rate of smalls than usual, a few average size tubers and next to no big ones. There may be surprises lurking – only […]