Sweet tomato + bean stew

This is one of those dishes that once you discover, you use over and over. Quick, delicious and perfect for food gardeners at this time of year. Serve it with new potatoes + a boiled egg, with vegie fritters, with sausages – sweet stewed tomatoes go with everything! 1kg really ripe tomatoes olive oil A […]

My next book

Dear friends I can’t decide on the topic of my next book! So I’m asking you. I’m tossing up between these two A diary – month by month in the garden with recipes to use seasonal excess and all my monthly tips or The Abundant Vegie Patch! – a book covering all the basics that […]

Take a Walk on the Wildside

I’m hoping this month to encourage you to explore your wild side. To stop ironing out your backyards, and instead to let them go. This is our orchard. Thigh high in grass and herbs. “Looking a bit unruly out there” is often said, and yes it is! Unruly, beautiful, vibrant, alive! Soil life flourishes in spray […]

Hope Seeds

A quick little shout out to these guys at Hopeseeds who brings us a heartfelt fundraising opportunity for your community. Mark Adcock created Hopeseeds after reading an article in newspaper about the national shortage of swan plants and the starving monarch caterpillars. He saw a connection with the life cycle and metamorphosis of a caterpillar with the […]