Category Archives: food storage

April Garden Guide

As expected, March this year was far drier than average in Adelaide and a couple of degrees warmer than usual, both by day and by night, setting the scene for a warmer and drier than usual autumn and perhaps even … Continue reading

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December Gardening Guide

Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through to loquat jam and jelly, mulberry jam … Continue reading

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Guest post: Seasonal Spotlight – Broad Beans

I haven’t shared a recipe for a while… so I’m happy to extend a warm (unseasonally warm in fact!) welcome to Erin of ‘She Cooks, She Gardens‘, with thanks for this guest blog post celebrating the humble broad bean…and I’ll … Continue reading

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Healthy work lunches?

How hard is it to regularly have a fresh, healthy, yummy, affordable, yet quick lunch at work? (Yes, I’m including housework and child-rearing here!)  I for one am heavily reliant upon home-made dinner leftovers but they score a bit low … Continue reading

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What’s a seed worth?

I was shopping this afternoon and happened to look curiously at the Jap (Kent) pumpkin on display in the supermarket. Not that I wanted to buy any… our winter is pretty much taken care of in that department… … I … Continue reading

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Keep on pickin’!

Our little bean patch is ripping along now. We’ve been harvesting for just over a week and can now pick up to twice a day. It’s only a small patch (under 3 square metres) with various bush beans (e.g. Blue … Continue reading

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