Benefits of House Plants

You don’t have to do a full Kate Bush and be out in wily windy moors to soak up nature. Bring nature indoors to greenify your world via the wonderful exotic world of indoor plants.  Whether it is [...]

Backyard Chickens

Backyard chickens truly are a gardener’s best friend. Not only do they deploy a fabulously dedicated daily pest-destroying army, they are ultimate waste managers happily recycling your table [...]

Mediterranean Veggie Quiche

Ingredients: Crust 1 cup flour 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄4 cup olive oil 1⁄4 cup cold water   Filling 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Medium Red Onion 2 cloves Garlic 1/4 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes, roughly chopped [...]


I used to think I didn’t like gnocchi.  I’d see it on menus and tell people I didn’t eat it because it was too heavy and stodgy.  I’d watch other people chowing down on little potato pillows and [...]

Easy Pear Tart

INGREDIENTS 1 sheet puff pastry 3 pears (finely sliced lengthwise) 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tbsp brown sugar   Vanilla ice cream to serve!   METHOD Preheat oven to [...]

Roast Lamb Barley Salad

This is a recipe that we’ve perfected over the last couple of years.  It was inspired by a special at our local café and after dreaming about it for weeks after we first tried it, we were [...]

Easy Basil Pesto

Who doesn’t love being able to say they made their own pesto??   Easy Basil Pesto: Ingredients 45g pine nuts 1 ½ cups fresh (home grown!!) basil leaves 2 small garlic cloves 60g shredded [...]