Apple, Pear and Lemon Thyme Conserves

Apple, Pear and Lemon Thyme Conserves

The summer gives us a cornucopia of fruit, and as we move into autumn, preserving the bounty takes precedence of mind. I love adding herbs and spices to everything I throw together in the kitchen, and searched for something to do with a glut of 

Recipe: Lavender Shortbread

Recipe: Lavender Shortbread

Ingredients 225g unsalted butter (1 cup), softened Pinch of sea salt 115g caster sugar (½ cup + 1 tbsp) 285g high grade all purpose flour (2 1/3 cup) 55g corn flour, or rice flour (5 ½ tbsp) 1Tbsp lavender blossoms (or to taste) Directions Add 

Pull-apart Herb Bread with Parmesan

Pull-apart Herb Bread with Parmesan

This easy to bake pull-apart herb bread is as delicious as it looks. It will definitely impress whenever you decide to serve it up! Great to dip into soups or mop up stews, or at a BBQ, even taken to a picnic brunch too. You 

Tomato and Zucchini Soup

Tomato and Zucchini Soup

Do you have a glut of tomatoes and zucchini in the garden? Tired of making relishes, sauces and jams? Try this wonderful soup! So quick and easy, dealing with kilograms of produce at a time – and even if you don’t eat soup over the 

Classic Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Classic Heirloom Tomato Sauce

This is my go-to sauce. It is simple, allowing the gorgeous taste of the heirloom tomatoes to shine. It’s got no added sugar, and just a dash of balsamic for an added depth of flavour. It still preserves well because of the natural acidity of 

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

If you have never had lavender as a food herb before, I encourage you to give it a try! I love the slightly bitter floral taste it gives, especially to something sweet. While a few people cannot get over the fact that lavender is mostly 

Butternut and Feta filled Ravioli with Burnt Butter and Crispy Sage

Butternut and Feta filled Ravioli with Burnt Butter and Crispy Sage

A culinary match made in heaven – butternut and feta and sage. Add in the nutty taste of burnt butter, and throw in some pasta, and you have a meal on your hands that would make any Italian Nonna proud!You can use any culinary sage 

Edible Flower Cookies

Edible Flower Cookies

No secret I love edible flowers. No secret I love baking. And in our unschool-homeschool, Friday is baking and gardening day, so 1 + 1 + 1 = kids making edible flower cookies today! Extra points scored for our science experiment on which flowers will 

How To – Roast Garlic

How To – Roast Garlic

Garlic everywhere and garlic in everything! We’re a household that loves to cook with garlic, and naturally, I also have a few special garlic medicines ready to dispense for a variety of ailments. Garlic, Allium sativum, is truly an amazing ingredient to always have on hand 

Crystallized flowers

Crystallized flowers

Crystallized flowers! These candied flowers are a favourite of my little girls to make. Here’s how you can also make the most of the pretty edible petals in our garden by making Victorian style flowery delights! A glorious project to get into on a rainy day