Today I received my very first tray of beautiful, locally sourced and grown Yuzu. This is my first time being acquainted with the fresh fruit. All my past experiences with Yuzu were with the dried peel, dehydrated tea powder and bottles of syrup. I think it goes without saying that the fresh fruit really beats […]Read more "Tray of sunshine"
Tea in general has been a huge interest of mine ever since I can remember. I especially have a fairly decent collection of Chinese Tea – ranging from Pu’er tea cakes through to high mountain greens. It still amazes me how all teas types generally come from the same plant (camellia sinensis), but due to […]Read more "Cold Brewed Tea"
From the initial 4 banana shallots I planted in the ground this season, we have harvested in total, 4. Pitiful, right? Well, I guess it’s not that bad when I think about it – there are still 2 in the ground that have gone to flower so I can get the seeds for next year. […]Read more "Giant Banana Shallots"
When I think of fertiliser, I picture things such as well rotted manure, blood & bone, chicken manure, seaweed emulsion – the list goes on. I never thought there was anything called Compost Tea. The name itself it quite off-putting. But when you think about it, plants need a drink too – they probably get […]Read more "Compost Tea"
I love tea. These leaves were picked fresh from my tea plant in the garden. For those of you who don’t know, tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. This is the first time I harvested the leaves; and you can see how much I got! – haha These leaves were steamed immediately after picking for about […]Read more "Green Tea"