Author: Emily Stokes

Sourdough Crackers Recipe

Sourdough Crackers Recipe

Issue 12 of Pip includes a great feature on homemade crackers and includes this easy Sourdough Crackers Recipe. When we’re doing our best to make everything from scratch with the most wholesome ingredients and to avoid processed food and all the plastic trappings it brings, there is one food that can be our undoing. It’s… View more

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Photo credit: kelliesfoodtoglow.com Are your summer tomatoes coming on right about now? My five year old found our first one in the garden yesterday, and we all took a bite of its juicy sweetness. And if you have eggplant, or can come across a few, then it’s definitely time for Shakshuka! My husband brought this… View more

January Gardening Guide

January Gardening Guide

We are changing the format of our gardening guide (slowly!) and would love your feedback and comments on its usefulness… Cool Temperate Garden WHAT TO PLANT? There are two main planting focuses for January in the cool temperate garden: Succession and replacement planting of your summer vegies, including: Carrots, beetroot, radish, turnip, lettuce (chill the… View more

Mullberry Madness

Mullberry Madness

If you have a mulberry tree then you may well be swimming in mulberries at this time of year. And what a better time than summer holidays to enjoy mulberries a multiple of ways. Here are a few… [h4]Mullberry pie[/h4] Ingredients 2 sheets of pastry – shortcrust or puff 3-4 cups of mulberries 1 cup… View more

What are Wicking Beds?

What are Wicking Beds?

Picture credit: http://www.thedesertecho.com Wicking beds. They seem to be the latest buzz in the gardening world. Great idea for conserving water in the summer months. Know what they are? I didn’t. Until very recently. Someone suggested we build our new garden beds as wicking beds, so I thought I had better find out what they were. You’ve… View more

December Gardening Guide

December Gardening Guide

[h4]MEDITERRANEAN climate[/h4]   Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through to loquat jam and jelly, mulberry jam and now cape gooseberry jam… I can feel the anticipation as everyone awaits… View more

November Gardening Guide

November Gardening Guide

[h4]MEDITERRANEAN climate[/h4]   Zone 0:  Spring cleaning is largely over, and yielded great opportunities to share no-longer-needed items with the community, as well as providing loads of carbon-rich compost material (i.e. paperwork)… Zone 1:  Tomato and capsicum seedlings are in raised garden beds. Some extra tomato seed and basil seed is in with them. The… View more