Rhubarb Cake

I’ve had 3 requests for this old recipe – it must be rhubarb season! An oldie, but a goodie and a perfect fit for wintery days, so I’m glad to revisit it. Lois, Neal and Christine – this is for you. Turn the oven to 180°Grease a 20cm cake tin. You can also make this […]

Honey Butter Baked Apples

When the Mayflower apples are ripe, this is the first thing I make. I love this recipe, they’re the best baked apples you’ll ever eat. And they’re great the next day – stirred through porridge, eaten cold even (thats me for ya), made into a turnover or crumble. You need an old fashioned apple that […]

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 […]

How To Make Echinacea Tincture

This is me and my dear friend Ali Sutherland – Medical Herbalist, making our annual supply of Echinacea tincture. A store cupboard standby in both our houses. If you’re growing Echinacea purpurea, and its in peak condition – now’s the time. Give it a go. Echinacea is native to North America. There are nine species […]