July In The Vegie Patch

Even when its cold and frosty there’s plenty of food to be had from the garden. Here’s a quick round up of what we’re harvesting to inspire you to a four seasons vegie patch. Leafy greens abound – chard, spinach, parsley, kale, chickweed, cress, miners lettuce, endive, chicory and rocket. Bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower and […]

Delicious Dried Apples

Our own dried apples are a family favourite. The ones you see here are Captain Kidd’s – they’re something special. This simple preserve is what I turn to when faced with kilos of harvest, drying is wonderfully simple and more to the point, well loved by the clan. I can never dry enough. This is […]

Harvest Smarts – Squash, Pumpkin + Kumara

Please be patient my gardening friends! Don’t rush to harvest your squash and pumpkins. For sure, they look ready on the outside – but until the stalk dries off, there’s still work to be done on the inside. Let it finish, and be rewarded with deeper, richer flesh. The Quest For Sweet Squash and Pumpkins […]

How To Store Apples

A store of eating apples to draw on through Autumn and Winter is deeply satisfying, and the best kai of all – an apple as nature intended! Storing is, however, really tricky for home gardeners, and the perfect long term storage (consistently cool, 90% humidity and rodent proof) is still lurking on the to do […]