THAI STYLE BUTTERNUT SOUP

Thai Pumpkin Soup

With these cold winter days hanging around for what feels like forever, a few of us around the shop around in soup mode! This one is a warming, hearty pumpkin soup with a Thai flavour to liven it up. Not too spicy (unless you want […]

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BOOKS FOR WINTER COOKS

In this internet era of every recipe at your fingertips there is still something lovely about leafing through a beautiful cook book and immersing yourself in the images and ingredients, conjuring up the tastes and textures til your mouth waters. Ol’ Fashioned Gal Emily is […]

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BONE BROTH IS THE BOMB

From recent press you might think that the Paleo crowd invented bone broth – but since the beginning of time bone broths have been used to help nurse people back to health – chicken soup for your cold much? Bone broth is an excellent source […]

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WHAT TO PLANT IN SPRING…

Flowers! Gorgeous, abundant, cascading blossoms to attract the bees and the butterflies! Now the soil is warm the time is ripe to plant foxgloves, delphiniums, petunias and marigolds. Hold off until after the last frost to plant nasturtiums or keep them sheltered. It’s also time […]

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COMPANION PLANTING

That’s what friends are for… Just like people, plants can either support one another to grow or make things difficult for each other. Companion Planting is like putting together the guest list for the perfect party, get the combination right and it will go off! […]

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HOW GOOD IS POO?

To ensure a bumper growing season ahead you need to prep your soil now with compost. By mixing compost into your garden beds you’ll build the humus and turn poor soil into awesome soil. It’ll make the soil more friable – which means it’s easier […]

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GREEN CLEANING

  There are two signs that Spring is here…the first is those first tentative buds on the trees and those glorious shows of blossoms on the fruit trees. The second is that sudden urge to wash your windows and clean out the linen cupboard. If […]

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