Morellos and such

We were able to pick some exquisite Morello cherries at a friend's orchard on Monday, red currants also. Morellos always look like beautiful glistening jewels in the bucket as they are plucked from the tree. They keep their colour when preserved too (bottled the water bath/Fowlers way). Then Morello cherry cordial is very hard to … Continue reading Morellos and such

Catmint

I've planted a few cuttings of catmint around the garden that have subsequently grown most enthusiastically. I thought maybe "catmint" was just a quirky name for the plant, but lately our cats have shown how much they love it. Here is Rosie smooching the bush, and Tom acts similarly, then often sleeps for several hours … Continue reading Catmint

In readiness for Bottling class of Saturday

Produce at the ready for a Bottling class here last Saturday, the calm before the storm of activity. As you can see, there were are yellow nectarines, fresh picked apricots, delicious sweet plums, tomatoes, zucchini, capsicums, onions and more. Then there were beautiful cherries purchased from the cherry farm nearby. Great fun, lovely people, a … Continue reading In readiness for Bottling class of Saturday

It’s arrived! The Little Book of Slow by Sally Wise and Paul McIntyre

My oh my - look what just arrived on our doorstep! The advance copies of "Little Book of Slow". It's been a huge pleasure to have written this with the wonderful Paul McIntyre, ABC producer and highly respected playwright. The book is about how to live more mindfully and meaningfully with simple tips on how … Continue reading It’s arrived! The Little Book of Slow by Sally Wise and Paul McIntyre