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!
Temora is a located in country New South Wales, an easy two and a half hour drive from Canberra. Its home to a handful of op-shops which, in the true style of most small town op-shops, have absolute bargain basement prices that put some of the boutique style city op-shops to shame. There are two Salvation … More Op-shop review: The Salvation Army Family Store, Temora, NSW
As a teenager and in my early twenties, I was a borderline obsessive op-shopper (if you are checking in from overseas and wondering what I’m talking about, an op-shop is a thrift store). Mum and I would do the rounds of our favourite op-shops every Saturday morning and I loved the thrill of finding something … More The glorious joy of op-shopping
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)