There are so many variants of Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes out there that you ‘d be hard pressed not to find one that suits your own personal cookie preference. For me, as long as they are exactly like (or very similar to) the ones you get at Subway, then I know that I am on […]Read more "Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe"
Following the cool ‘flag’ or ‘signal’ leaf that emerged from my Banana plant a week and a bit ago, as predicted, the inflorescence emerged soon after. This flower measures about 50 centimeters long. The sheer size of the flower, to me, makes it so majestic. It’s a shame that due to the weather patterns in Melbourne (sunny one […]Read more "Banana Diaries – Entry 2"
I haven’t posted anything in months and I recently realised why. I simply hadn’t been in the mood. I was very unhappy at my previous job because of my ‘manager’ and for months this unhappiness plagued my mind – not just at work – but in my private life too. I am happy to report that […]Read more "Banana Diaries – Entry 1"
This is the first harvest of kale from our garden this year. To the left is a variety called ‘Drawf Blue’ and to the right is ‘Black Toscana’. I didn’t take many leaves off the parent plants because I want them to keep growing strong – and Spring has only really just begun. This lot however is just […]Read more "First Spring Kale Harvest"
I bought these tulip bulbs from my local nursery back in April. I had never grown tulips before so I thought I would give them a try. As I mentioned in a previous post, I made a random soil mix with lots of compost and sand for drainage. Now, after months of anticipation with the bulbs […]Read more "Spring Tulips"
It’s that time of the year again – the days are becoming longer and plants are starting to emerge from their winter long dormancy. One plant that I have never tried to grow are tulips – not for any reason other than that they never really were on my top list of things to grow. I […]Read more "The start of something wonderful"
Spring is a time of great renewal in the garden. It is a time when dormant plants start to burst into life – growing rapidly as they seek energy from the warm rays of the sun. Dormant buds explode (not literally) with new leaves and flowers when the threat of overnight frost has long passed. This particular […]Read more "Spring in the Garden"
It’s nearly mid spring and just looking at these Gerberas makes me look forward to Summer. Due to the random spells of cold, wet, windy weather coupled with days of intense sunshine, they aren’t looking their best. But if these early blooms are a sign of things to come then what a summer it will […]Read more "Spring Gerberas"
It’s early August and we are on the last leg of Winter. It’s around this time that I like to prepare for our Spring / Summer garden. This preparation includes forking and aerating the soil whilst adding compost and manure to enrich it further. In addition to that, I like to start building the framework […]Read more "Spring / Summer Garden Trellis"
I love the rich shades of green of the spring onions on my spring onion pancake. It’s so uplifting!Read more "Green"