BROAD BEAN & MINT RICOTTA HOT CAKES

I recently had a TV crew visit my garden to film a segment for a show in the New Year. The weeks leading up to the day I weeded and tidied my garden. However, looking neat wasn’t going to make my South Island veggie garden very exciting to film. Sure, … Read More

LUNCHBOX COOKIES with Chilean Guava + Cookbook Launch Invite

I was asked recently in an interview how much time I spend in the garden each week. I flippantly replied around 1-2 hours. Afterwards I thought some more about this, had I been overzealous with my estimation? Surely I must spend more time each week than the length of a … Read More

BROAD BEAN & HALLOUMI SALATA + Our New Glasshouse!

Some of the best food I have ever experienced was during a visit to the Greek Islands. My mum was house-sitting for several months on the island of Paros (as you do), so I flew across the world to visit her. It was winter so the tavernas (small Greek restaurants … Read More

BROAD BEAN TIP FRITTERS

And just like that it is spring! The change of season was more noticeable this year after the long cold winter, don’t you think? It seemed to literally change overnight. One day we were rugging up before heading outside, and the next we were shedding long sleeves to let the … Read More

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

ROASTED TOMATO & CASHEW SOUP

My tomato plants have been rather disappointing this year. I am not sure why considering we have had long hot days so essential for these heat loving solanaceae. I thought I had it all perfectly planned for success, I planted them in a different location from last year, spaced them … Read More