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
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!
We started the morning being super efficient collecting fat red tomatoes, zucchini, fat summer melons and the most beautifully perfumed basil from our garden plot. In the afternoon, we made a rookie error and went to Bunnings to get some seedlings to plant for autumn. I should NEVER go to Bunnings. (For anyone not from Australia, Bunnings is a hardware store … More One month of no spending – day seventeen: camel pots and cacti.
Today was day fourteen of my month of minimalism and it presented a whole new type of challenge. We had to buy some super-strength vinegar for weeding the crushed granite paths at our community garden plot. The committee pointed us in the direction of a new but dangerous find – a huge and amazing Korean supermarket … More One month of no spending – day fourteen: crazy strong Korean vinegar and organic gardening
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.