Butternut stuffed with beans and sage

This delicious easy meal comes from Shared Kitchen, the blog of kiwi chef, Julie Buiso. As well as being a mine of foody info, shes passionate about the same things I am – real, fresh, whole food. And she’s so sparkly. Such a joy! 1 butternut pumpkin1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, […]

June In The Vegie Patch, My Favourite Winter Greens + Yams

I’m not the only one who loves winter – some legumes are good with it and so are alliums, brassica’s, chard and spinach. Salads survive it, but very slowly so best get them under cover to keep them growing and providing leafy goodness to keep you strong. What to Sow and Plant and Do in […]

Winter Missions, Winter Greens and Pruning Tips

Welcome to winter! Nourishing, cosy times ahead… I love it! Theres something about being all rugged up and waterproofed and braving the elements. Its a winning combo – a burst of fresh air and movement, followed by a well earned hot cuppa and warm up by the fire. As the vegie patch slows down, we […]

June’s Fruit Tree To-Do List: Your Top 5

Such wonderful synchronicity. As the vegie patch slows down, it’s time to be caring for our fruit trees. And here are the five things you really need to be considering in the orchard this June. A Beneficial Mow, A Super Spray and Time to Mulch Lightly sprinkle lime or wood ash from the fire, over […]

An autumn compost is a strong start to a spring bed

I love a quick job with big outcomes – autumn compost piles are just that. They’re easily put together, followed by put your feet up and let nature do the work. Use them as a spray free, no sweat, most excellent way to begin a new spring garden bed – read on! Autumn is heaven […]

Homemade Chilli Flakes

These are one of the easiest, but most useful preserves ever. I mean how useful are chilli flakes! For simple electricity + appliance free dried chillis, simply string them up. Thread a needle and poke it through the meaty bit by the stalk. Hang them away from sunlight. For a jar of home grown, next […]