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Archive | spring

Green Garlic

  Tis the season…. for green garlic. Also known as spring garlic or wet garlic, this is the young version of the garlic we all know.                               As an ingredient garlic has become ubiquitous and as unseasonal as other ‘basic’ ingredients […]

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Fragility

I’m surrounded by constant reminders this week about how fragile life is. It’s clung to rather than embraced. There is no ‘summertime, and the living is easy’ happening here yet . As another southerly front approaches you can almost hear us collectively draw breath and hold it. As it passes we exhale again. I’m looking […]

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Instant Gratification

Today is not Halloween. It may be All Hallow’s Eve (or Samhain) on the other side of the world- the celebration of death (particularly of the growing season), but you literally couldn’t get further away from that here. Instead, tomorrow (November 1st) is Beltane in New Zealand. This is a celebration of flowering, fertility, or […]

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  • Big week back after a week away at Lake Brunnerhellip
  • The view from the place we are staying in onhellip
  • Doesnt matter how much of this country we discover thehellip
  • Lovely to see pictures of TheFoodFarm in the latest Dishhellip
  • Back home to the current issue of The NZ Listenerhellip
  • Contemplating a return to TheFoodFarm today excited to see anhellip
  • The first harvest of the almond trees on TheFoodFarm Itshellip
  • First decent basket of feijoas for us down here onhellip