When the seasons co-operate, I try to grow my own herbs but some of them like basil grow like wildfire in summer meaning you have so much to use then just wither and die all of a sudden because they don’t like the climate for the rest of the year. I’m trying to eat as … More Planet Friendly Pesto recipe
If you are in Canberra and want to experience the snow without the extended travel and expense of heading to the main skifields, Corin Forest is a great alternative. Only a short drive from the edge of the city, Corin Forest provides a beginner ski slope, a toboggan slope and a snow play area as … More Corin Forest, Canberra: SNOW SNOW SNOW
I’ve tried and FAILED miserably to get a successful compost heap up and runnninng on a few occasions. When we moved to our new place, there was one of those static compost bins lurking in a corner of the yard so, glutton for punishment that I am, I tried again. On this occasion, the compost … More Worm farm basics
One of the very first things we planted when we moved to our teeny tiny townhouse was a lemon tree. What I have learned since dowsizing is that there is a tree for every space, sometimes you just have to search. While a classic lemon would have domited our whole yard, we found an … More When winter gives you lemons, make lemonade!
I had this pile of bananas that looked well and truly like the final survivors of a horrifying apocalypse. They had turned totally black and the skin had wrinkled and wilted. A couple even had tiny patches of mould on the skin. Despite their not so enticing exterior, I was wracked with guilt about throwing … More Fight food waste: bin ready bananas = beautiful banana bread (recipe)
Day 23 The more I think about the problems facing our society, the more I want to think about how to solve them. So our evening viewing today consisted of Food Inc. I read Fast Food Nation before a trip to America a few years back and was shocked and horrified enough about … More One month of no spending – day 23 and 24: fast food and farmer’s markets.
I started the day thinking I needed to buy groceries but a second check of the freezer told me otherwise. There was some leftover lamb so I decided to turn it into a tagine with a bowl of fresh figs we were gifted. I also discovered fish in the freezer as well as … More One month of buying nothing – day eight. Groceries and gardens.