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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 […]


What keeps me motivated.

  I came across a question I was asked when I did a Q & A on Instagram awhile back. Question: How do you keep yourself motivated? Answer: I take great pleasure in proving the doubters wrong! My injury is very limiting. When I can do things it is all action stations. And having periods […]


Winter 2022 – Broad Bean tips.

Broad Beans, do you love them or hate them? If you grew up having to eat broad beans boiled to an inch of their lives and appearing on the plate a delightful shade of grey, have no fear dear reader, those sorry looking things really don’t class as a broad bean! We’ve planted some broad […]


Pear Harvest.

If you leave your pears to ripen on the tree, the birds, possums and wasps with get them before you. Remember that it is wasp season at the moment. They love to eat the inside part of the fruit that you might not be able to see when you are picking the actual fruit. Before […]


Growing Golden Nugget Pumpkins

~ Golden Nugget Pumpkins ~ We love growing Golden Nugget pumpkins because they are quick to mature and shorten the hungry gap.  Thankfully Golden Nuggets are a big win in this department and we aren’t waiting for the larger pumpkin varieties to mature. The Golden Nuggets are a staple in our cooler climate garden where […]


Preserve the Harvest page by page.

Happy Preserving! I hope by sharing this ebook page by page it will inspire you to get out your big saucepan and preserve something. It’s such a good life skill to have, saves you money, and you have food made with love waiting for you during the colder months. I’ll be sharing this ebook page […]


Zucchini Recipes.

I’m sharing two of my favourite zucchini recipes today. Zucchini Relish and Zucchini Pickles. If you are fairly new to preserving or getting back into it, remember to plan ahead and have enough jars (either bought or recycled) and check the lids are clean and reusable. It’s easy to forget things from year to year. […]