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January Garden guide & Happy New Year!

What do you do when life hands you lots of lemons – and grape leaves? Make dolmades!

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Composting tips – and workshop on Wed March 18

  “Old gardeners never die; they just very slowly turn into the most magnificent compost. But what a marvellous, active brew it is!” – Peter Cundall Different composting methods break down the material in different ways, using different helpers – so … Continue reading

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Summer Fruit Pancakes

Brekky is a bit local, organic and yum this morning! FRUITY PANCAKES RECIPE – serves 4 2 handfuls frozen blueberries (picked at The Blueberry Patch, Mt Compass, while on holidays) 2 nectarines, chopped (front garden) 1 cup wholewheat biodynamic flour … 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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Curried butternut and lentil soup

Sorry, I’m still banging on about pumpkin. This time it’s butternuts. They’re not my favourite pumpkins but I believe in having a couple of varieties going in case either of them succumbs to bugs or diseases. The butternut vines made … Continue reading

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Easy Spanakopita

Silverbeet has missed out in the vegetable marketing department. It’s like the ugly stepsister of baby spinach. Don’t get me wrong, I love baby spinach in a salad,  but when you want to feed a crowd on a budget and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Hope you have had a happy and safe festive season, and welcome to 2013! This week we turned about 2.5m2 of garden bed into 11kg of carrots – enough to last our little family for the rest of summer. The … Continue reading

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