Leaf Curl

Leaf curl will be showing up in your stonefruit about now – spring being the season of fungi. Here’s my all round approach to managing fun-guys. It’s too late to do anything now – the time for copper has been and gone. Tuck the copper away for leaf fall. Liquid seaweed makes more sense right about […]

How To Deal with Garlic Rust

Despite all my good preps, my garlic succumbed to rust. Aggghhhh! I’ve been a proud garlic grower for 23 years. Kilo braids were my summer pocket money when the girls were babies. Christmas time at Moffat’s cottage was for sorting and cleaning garlic. Visitors were roped in and always left with a stash of beautiful […]

Grapefruit Yoghurt Syrup Cake

Tis the season of citrus (have you made your marmalade?). Everything coming out of the kitchen has citrus in it – hot grapefruit and honey drink, lemon tumeric ginger drink, lemon honey and this moist, zesty, easy cake. 1½c flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1c yoghurt 1c sugar 3 eggs Zest of […]

Ginger, Lemon, Tumeric Pick Me Up

Spring in a cup! Zingy, warming and bright yellow. The perfect afternoon pick me up. For 1 cup Put all this goodness into a heatproof jug 1 Tablespoon grated ginger root 1 Tablespoon grated tumeric root 1 or 2 slices of lemon Juice of half a lemon Pour on 1 cup of boiling water and […]