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The other Pierre de Ronsard Rose.

Did you know that there were different Pierre de Ronsard rose colours? We grow two different varieties in our garden, the Red Pierre (above & below) and the pink Pierre (third & forth photos). Rare to find at the time, this red one came from a plant stall at the Evandale market, 10 + years […]


The definition of Homesteading.

Late November 2022. It’s Monday and a week of possibilities lies ahead. The weekend was full of little jobs that I hadn’t exactly planned, it was a case of focus on what I can do. On Sunday Michael and I got some big gardening jobs accomplished,  shifting plants around and making better use of garden […]


A favourite quote.

Do small things with much L O V E. This little quote has become a daily mantra. Everything I do, whether it is folding the tea towels, washing the dishes, pulling the curtains back at the start of the day. These small everyday tasks become meaningful, because I can do them with a grateful heart, with […]


Pantry & Freezer Spring Clean.

I’m getting ready for this seasons harvests to come in. Liliana has already started harvesting some of the herbs. The fridge, freezer and pantry have had a Spring clean. This has involved; Everything removed. Shelves cleaned with dish clothes washed in hot soapy water. Jars wiped down. Used by dates checked. Everything placed back in […]



We aren’t perfect and are always trying to find an organic alternative. In the home and garden we may already use something or need somthing new. If something isn’t already organic we try and swap it for an organic option then choose something else. It all adds up. Start small. Think big picture. In the […]


Broad Bean Tips Hummus

~ Broad Bean Tips Hummus ~ A colander of broad bean tips. Some sprigs of fennel, use the soft new fronds. Some lemon juice. 3 tablespoons of tahini. 420g can of organic cannellini beans, drain and rinse the beans in cold water 2 large cloves garlic, crushed 1/4 cup olive oil sprinkle of salt Blitz […]


Food Choices.

We make most of our food from scratch. We are home bakers, home cooks and interested in knowing where our food comes from. We grow as much fruit and veg as possible, the reason why we have 75+ fruit trees, planted food hedges and tend a large organic, bee friendly garden. Michael, Lil and I […]


About last Friday

From the journal. Friday 23rd September 2022. You know when you have one of those weeks where it feels like you have been chasing your tail? This week has felt like that for me! But after looking back, I soon realise that this is one of those weeks where I will see the results of […]


Homemade Curry Powder.

A great staple for the pantry cupboard and curry night! ~ Homemade Curry Powder Recipe ~ 4 tablespoons ground cumin 4 tablespoons ground coriander 3 tablespoons ground turmeri 4 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Combine well in a jar. Label. Store in a cool, dry […]