CHOCOLATE BEETROOT BROWNIE + A Radio Interview

One of the first things I learned to grow was beetroot. In my early days of gardening I was rather ambitious, growing all these exotic things because they sounded like fun – like Borlotto Fire Tongue Bean. However, as the years have passed I have worked out it is so … Read More

TWO SIMPLE SUMMER SALADS

Last week I had the chickenpox, of all things! Although I got off pretty lightly compared to other stories I have heard, I still spent most of the week resting and feeling rather miserable. So usually I have a recipe prepared ahead of time to share here, however, this week … Read More

PINK BUTTERFLY CAKE {dairy-free}

  It was time for a special celebration this weekend. Our first child, our daughter Mika, turned three. We are officially beyond the years of her learning to walk and talk, and now joining her as she becomes her own little person. A little person we can have a conversation … Read More

OAT-CRUSTED BURGERS IN LETTUCE CUPS

This is a quick post today to share the recipe for the oat-crusted venison burgers I took to a BBQ recently. I had a few requests for the recipe when I posted this photo on my Facebook page, so here it is. The secret ingredient in these flavoursome and tender … Read More

HOW TO GROW BEETROOT + BEETROOT HUMMUS

This week I had my first major garden harvest for some time. We filled a colander with broad beans (and ate half of them sitting on the garden steps) and pulled up four beautiful beetroot. Usually I would have more produce to harvest leading up to summer, however, we moved … Read More

Pickled Beetroot

This month I have been re-visiting the art of vegetable pickling or more accurately lacto-fermented vegetables. This is a kitchen practice I have dabbled with in the past but not so much recently with two young children my precious kitchen hours are taken up with the bare essentials required in … Read More