Saturday, 25 April 2015

Walking Onions..

A very exciting package is winging it's way to us, just in time to be planted by the moon.

Egyptian Walking Onions - they do just that. They find their way around the garden in the most spectacular way, where they take root and grow.

I'll be planting mine by the moon come May. To find out when you should be planting your bulbs (such as garlic, shallots and onions) get the next copy of the Kiwi Gardener Magazine - available 30th April, where you'll find my fortnightly 'Lunar Gardening Guide'.

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Our Bees..

Our local Bee Keeper Gavin Oliver has been busy setting up a bee hive at our place!

The bees are doing great. They're located quite close to our house so that we can watch them in action.

Keen to join a Bee Club? Get in touch with Gavin Oliver ph: 022 371 0679 as one is being setup in Geraldine soon!

Can you spot the Queen Bee?

Friday, 3 April 2015

Incredible Edible Geraldine and what's been happening lately...

My husband Sam has been chatting to Tony Murrell on Radio Live recently, about the edible urban landscape project taking off in Geraldine. Have a listen...

Sam Lees Incredible Edibles - Audio Player - Audio - RadioLIVE

Thursday, 26 March 2015

What's on...

The festival has begun! It sure has been a big project and a great one to be involved in.

My blog posts will become regular again soon, once I've taken a breather after the festival.

In the mean time, here's the line up, in case you're in town this weekend. Spectacular! 

Monday, 9 March 2015

Finding ways...

Finding simple ways to reduce our impact, reduce consumption, while making something new.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

We're back!

Been a bit quiet round here lately.

We've been busy writing for the Weekend Gardener Magazine. Our latest article is out now, featuring Monster Moon Grown Crops and our very own Lunar Gardening Guide for the coming fortnight... check it out!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Mrs. Beeton's 1923

A very old and well used family cookbook from 1923, Mrs Beeton's Family Cookery, holding the simplest poor man's capers recipe I've found. I'll let you know how they taste in about 3 months time.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Poor man's Capers

Nasturtiums setting seed now

Nasturtiums. They have beautifully edible leaves and flowers, and even seed pods.

Ours are setting seed now, the perfect time to collect them and pickle to make poor man's capers - or Pickled Nasturtium Seeds.

After trying my friend Caroline's a few years ago I've always wanted to make my own. Here's the recipe I'm going to try out