Moving day

Today is moving day. I’m at the new house, waiting for the truck with ALL our stuff (in spite of lots & lots of chucking out we still seem to have so.much.stuff.). I’ve been having a closer look at the new garden and trying out an iPad app called Pic Jointer for making simple collages.…

In honour of food

In part this post is inspired by one by the lovely Celia over at Fig Jam & Lime Cordial about how lovely it is to know where your food comes from. Tonight on twitter I posted this There are so many good things about what I’m making for dinner that I think I’ll have to blog…

How does your garden grow?

Last night, our dinner included zucchini, beans (both yellow and green) and parsley from our own garden – and we usually get a meal of leafy greens a few times a week as well. The tomatoes are in flower, as are the capsicums – and the eggplant is growing bravely but has yet to produce…

We has green!

We love eating greens, so the very first thing we’ve planted in our new gardening adventure is a horta plot.  Essentially horta is a Greek term meaning boiled greens, but we’ve used Lolo Houbein’s definintion which is to describe a garden bed full of mixed greens that will be suitable for picking by the handful…

Baby gardening steps

My wonderfully thorough partner has done a wonderfully thorough job of mapping out the sunny spots in our garden – with a view to starting to grow some of our own food.  It was an interesting exercise, we both thought there was ‘not much’ sun anywhere in our yard and to some extent we were…