Beetroot, feta and basil pesto tart

The beetroot in our garden is finally ready to eat…though it seems to have taken forever to grow this year. I love fresh beetroot when it is combined with feta, so this delicious tart with basil pesto is perfect. This tart would be ideal served at a relaxing Sunday lunch with a garden salad and…

A garden harvest apron for Grandma Di

It was my step mother’s birthday recently and I had a hard time trying to think of the perfect present for her. I always try to think of thoughtful presents for loved ones to show how much I care about them. I usually choose something that I know they will appreciate that highlights how special…

Hooray, it’s vegetable patch time

Over the Easter long weekend we were drenched by a beautiful autumnal storm which finally signaled the end of summer. Our summer seems to have lasted forever this year (but I say that every year). Just when we thought the weather was starting to cool, we’d get a hot couple of days above 35 degrees,…

A five star hotel for worms

What of earth is a worm hotel, I hear you ask? Well, you may have already heard of a worm farm; which is a container where you can place your kitchen waste in the top and worms ‘process’ the food which results in fabulous liquid fertiliser for the garden. A worm hotel is similar, except…

Seasonal Beetroot, Feta and Chickpea Salad

Over the last month, I’ve been digging up or pulling out the last of my winter vegetables in the garden. I had mixed results this year. We had a large infestation of white fly which devastated my brussel sprouts. I’ve been told that everyone had a bad time of it, so I’m not feeling too…

My winter vegetable garden

My winter vegetables have been growing nicely over the last couple of months and have started to provide us with nutritious goodness. See my Post when it was first planted in autumn. The weather has been fairly mild; not too cold, lots of sunshine and with enough rain to make my life easier (we could always…

My veggie patch is calling me – autumnal plantings

After the heat of our blinding summer, the weather takes a blessedly cooler turn…finally. My mind turns to what vegetables I can plant for the upcoming winter’s crops. Growing your own vegetables is somewhat akin to a religion for some people. Yes, it’s environmentally sound and eliminates carbon miles, but nothing can beat the taste…