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…

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…

Frugality and sustainability

I’m inspired to write today’s post by a couple of things. First. I need some urgent, very expensive dental work done – so expensive it is going to completely wipe out my savings (such as they are).  While I’m pleased that I have savings that I can use to pay for it and that I…

Walking lightly on the earth

Walking home from my after-work chiropractor’s appointment last week I was pondering my small but consistent efforts towards saving the planet and reclaiming our lives at the same time.  I deliberately make my appointments for a time that enables me to get off the train, go to the chiropractor and then walk home as usual,…