Eggplant and Tomato Salad

This month’s recipe is a salad from my mum’s cookbook, full of summer goodness. Everyone who eats it will want the recipe! 1 large eggplant (700g) cut into large cubes. (If you have just picked it you can dispense with the salting of, but if it’s not fresh as a daisy, sprinkle with salt in […]

March in the Orchard

The orchard is emptying out as the apples and pears get picked and stored. I’m enjoying taking the pressure off the trees in this heat. We’re picking Cox’, Captain Kidd, Doyenne du Comice, Triumph du Vienna and Clergeau. Our greywater systems broke down in December (and is still a work in progress) so no water […]

March in the Vegie Garden

Extremes of weather really test our food growing systems. As you know, I’m always looking at how I can make my garden more robust, and therefore able to cope in extreme seasons such as this dry summer. Two things are key – preparation and variety. I haven’t been watering my squash or corn, and the […]

Autumn

A change of season is always a thrill – welcome to autumn everybody! Surely the busiest season in the edible gardener’s year. How are your winter preparations coming along? At the risk of putting you under extra pressure, I do hope you are cracking on with your bed preparations and seed sowing et al. There […]