Growing Vegetables from Seeds

Growing vegetables from seeds is a super cost effective, and rewarding way to create your own garden. You have full control, right from the get go, of how your plants are nurtured. And it is so fun to watch your little guys start to sprout. It can be intimidating growing plants from seeds, but it…

The Gardening Blues

I have a confession to make. A few months ago, we found out that at the height of our future vegetable harvest, that we would be moving house. And my first instinct was heartbreak knowing that after months of work and making my garden the way I wanted it, we would be leaving it. I…

Composting

Composting the garden is something that all gardeners do at some stage. however, making your own compost is something that many people steer clear of. Not because it is difficult or hard to do, but more that it takes patience and a little bit of a recipe. Composting is such a key part of gardening….

The Changing Seasons

WOW! How fast does time go! Its already heading towards the end of August. And for me that means its almost Spring! But no matter where you are in the world, you will be preparing your garden for the end of one season, and the beginning of another. Even if you still have a few…

Preserving Carrots and Parsnips for ROASTING

 I love carrots!! They are a simply wonderful vegetable that can often test your patience, but they are so worth it! Its hard growing something that you can’t look at and see its progress, and so when one carrot is ready, I get so excited and pick them all. (If you wanna know more about…

Butternut Squash Soup

During the summer, in my garden I grew squash! This was such a rewarding planting experience, as I planted my squash producing beauty from seed, and then ended up with multiple beautiful, golden butternut squash! If you love butternut squash or pumpkins, then look at my post on how to grow squash and pumpkins! As…

How to build a TERRARIUM

Terrariums are such a cool way to to bring plants inside, but also get people who might not be so keen on gardening, doing a little gardening! The terrarium trend is really sweeping florists at the moment, but you could pay a lot for something that is so much fun and so easy to make!…

Why you should love basil! (and preserving pesto)

I love basil. And I grew a lot of basil over summer. And when I say a lot, I mean I had six huge basil plants growing. I love basil on pizza, in pasta, with sun-dried tomatoes, and I definitely LOVE basil pesto! I love it on crackers, on pasta, with chicken, and in pastry…

Capsi-YUM (growing capsicums)

Capsicums are delicious, crispy, juicy, sweet and oh so versatile. You can have them in salads, you can stuff them, roast them, have them on pizza. They add amazing flavor, and texture to whatever dish they are in. And the best part about capsicums, is that they are actually really simple to grow. I used…

Frozen Cookie Dough Balls

Its official. Your life has just changed. And lets be honest, you’re welcome. Frozen cookie dough balls. Your partner, your children, your friends, and you will all thank, well you. So to do this, just 1. Make your favourite cookie dough. 2. Roll the cookie dough into balls. 3. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 4. Place…

Chores and Blackboards

Sometimes in life you need some friendly competition. I have found this especially to be true when it comes to chores. After a year of asking and then begging for my husband to do some chores (when he does them, he does a good job, he just has other priorities, like TV and 9gag) I…

Iced Green Tea

Everybody loves ice tea. And I especially like it. And here is my recipe for Iced Green Tea made with organic tea! Yum! And so good!! Iced Green Tea (makes 2L)   Ingredients: -3/4 cup of sugar (I used brown sugar) -4 cups of cold water -4 cups of hot (just boiled) water -8 organic…