Here’s a version of an article that originally appeared in the Age earlier this year.
Lunchtime conversation with ex-pat chef David Thompson is a hoot. We are having lunch out on the deck at his restaurant, Nahm in Bangkok. I’m slowly working my way through fresh noodles with . . . → Read More: Profile: David Thompson in Bangkok
The leaves of my rhubarb plants are starting to yellow and this tells me it is time to put the rhubarb to bed for the winter. . . . → Read More: Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb
Last week Peta and I attended a book event for We Love Food at Warrandyte’s Neighbourhood House that was all about budgeting. We were there to give some tips on how to make the weekly food budget stretch further. . . . → Read More: Book event at Warrandyte
The temperature has definitely been heading south for some weeks so I’ve started to get cracking on my autumn and winter vegetable patch. I’m still holding some hope of my tomatoes going red. Given it’s March, it’s looking unlikely! . . . → Read More: Preparing my autumn veggie patch
So it’s starting to get a bit hot now and plants get thirsty. Before you go crazy with summer planting, work out whether you have enough water to keep these plants looking their best. Also, if you are planning a holiday this summer, ask yourself if what you want to plant can wait? It may be difficult to establish and grow if you are not around to tend it and water it. . . . → Read More: What do I plant in summer?
As I write this my 5-year-old daughter is squeezing 20 lemons to make fresh lemonade. She’s having a ball. It’s so easy for kids to make lemonade – you have to watch them making the syrup on the stove but the rest they can do themselves. . . . → Read More: Fresh lemonade
Time is the most important thing to consider if you have kids and you are considering growing your own fruit and veggies. Work out what tasks you will have to do every week, namely watering, weeding, checking for pests and harvesting when the plants are ripe. . . . → Read More: What time and space do you have for a garden?