The veggie patch.

My dad lovingly tends to this garden all spring, then summer hits, we all go on holiday and the garden takes over. This is when I love it most, on warm summer evenings which fade into autumn. Corn, pumpkin and tomato tangle over each other. The parsley competes with the lettuce. We compost, so anything…

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Plants a’Plenty: Whats in season this January

Happy January – this is my favourite month! Hint: It’s because of my birthday!   Lets get into it.   Basil: Oh you humble yet delicious herb. Pair me with cheese, tomato, cucumber, mint, apple and basically any cocktail that could use freshening up. Plant me anywhere warm and give me some water. Yum, yum,…

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Using flowers in food.

Rose So beautiful to look at, and delicious… to eat? Ha! Roses offer a delicate flavour, which is complimented well by other light flavours such as vanilla or almond. Rose can muddy very easily, so it is best to infuse the petals in a syrup or sugar instead of adding them to cooking directly. For…

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Auckland Botanical gardens

Welcome to a new segment where I show you places around Auckland that I like. That was read in a newscast voice if you were unsure. Go ahead and read it again properly. Anyway! Today I show you Auckland Botanical Gardens. A beautiful place, dedicated to conservation, adorable plant life, and education. It’s a seed…

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