baking | fruit | gardening | spring

Fruits of Spring

Its been two months since I last had a blog post. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, just gotten really busy. Unfortunately not as busy in the garden as I would have like to be, so I think this seasons produce will be quite low. I don’t grow a lot of fruit,…

gardening | spring

HAPPY SPRING!

HAPPY SPRING DAY! Today is the first day of spring here in the southern hemisphere. Its been a chilly few days with a cold front passing through, but today was gorgeous. It was still a bit cool in the shade, but is was a perfectly clear day and the sun was warm and pleasant, a…

gardening | winter

Sprouting Broccoli

This is the first year that I have grown broccoli and it has gone so well. I decided to plant the sprouting variety because I wanted a plant that would continue to provide even after the first harvest. I am not sure if it was the right choice as the heads are so much small…

gardening | Seeds | winter

A week in the Berg.

On the 21st of June local schools broke up for the winter holidays. We left that afternoon and returned on Friday after a lovely one week holiday in the Drakensberg Mountains. We were expecting a very cold week, but instead enjoyed mild days with temperatures ranging from low to mid 20’s (degrees Celsius). We spent…

autumn | gardening

Autumn gardening

Autumn is my favourite season. The weather is mild and the garden just loves it.Here is Durban autumn and winter are actually our biggest growing season as many of the veggies I love to grow find the summers too long, hot and humid.I think I was a bit late with the planting this season, but…

gardening

A very tasty leafy green

Firstly I would like to wish every mother out there a very happy mother’s day. I hope you have had a lovely day spent with family, the way Sundays are meant to be. Today I discovered the wonder that is amaranth. I have never tried it before, but had a few seeds in my collection…

fruit | gardening

Banana Trees

Just outside our garage door, on the verge we have a very big bunch of banana trees. Until this seaon we have not got any banana’s. But all that changed when all of a sudden 3 bunches of banana’s were spotted hanging off the trees. After weeks of patiently waitng, we were finally able to…

gardening | winter

Garden clearing and Loofahs!

I decided that it was time for the butternut vines to come out. They have produced very well and given us lots of food, but now the vines were looking empty and sad. So yesterday we pulled out all the vines, weeded and gently turned the garden beds. I almost forgot how much space I…