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

Monday, 26 January 2015

It's all getting a bit seedy...


In the forest garden we're letting everything go to seed. In the conventional vege patch at least one of everything. This is the first year we've ever done this, and we're getting magnificent success rates.
All we need to do now is find an easy way to store and categorise our seeds. Any ideas?


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Massive 4 day line-up. Want to be a part of it?

The 4 day festival is going to be fun fun fun this year!  We have a great line-up organised.

Want to be a part of it? Come along to the volunteers meeting next Wednesday. You'll hear what's planned and how you can get involved.

A big shout out to Rhys Taylor, Sarah Johnston, Jill Roberts, Trisha Reader and all the other volunteers who are helping make this festival happen. Great work. It's going to be fun fun fun!

Full brochure of the 4 day line-up will be on the Future Living Festival Website early February, or visit our Facebook Page.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Never seen this before

If you're like me you will have never seen a carrot in flower. Now you have. Simply stunning.