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Chronicles of a Kitchen Gardener
Chronicles of a Kitchen Gardener

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Most gardeners would agree that one of the best things about summer gardening is having abundant fresh herbs at hand.  And from a cook’s perspective, freshly picked summer herbs can lift even the simplest dish and make it sublime. Even in a hot, dry city…

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My November garden is a garden full of promise. The fruit trees are covered in baby fruit: dull, green plums; fuzzy peaches and almonds; tiny figs and green-red apples. There are lots of unripe tomatoes in the veggie patch and the zucchinis are coming…

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Do you have a dream version of your garden inside your head? In my idealised garden the grass is lushly green and the roses are always blooming.  The weather is sunny but mild and it rained overnight, so the plants are all fresh and dewy.  My garden beds…

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This post is part of the Garden Share Collective (GSC), a group of gardeners from around the world who photograph and write about what they are growing each month. Each month the GSC has a theme and the theme for September is PHILOSOPHY. As I thought…

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July has been a tumultuous month in the Rosehips and Rhubarb household.  One son had a major operation, two sons were home on school holidays, one had trial year 12 exams, grandparents came to visit and my daughter went on her first overseas trip. Add to…

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This post is part of the Garden Share Collective (GSC), a group of gardeners from around the world who photograph and write about what they are growing each month.  Each month the GSC has a theme and the theme for June is ‘taste’. ‘Taste’ in the vegetable…

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This post is part of the Garden Share Collective, a group of gardeners from around the world who photograph and write about what they are growing each month. The theme for May is ‘leaves’. Think about your summer or early autumn food garden. Colour is…

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When Kyrstie and I decided to revamp the monthly Garden Share Collective (GSC) linkup, we agreed that we would like to find out more about the participating gardeners.  Where do they garden?  Why do they do it? And what challenges do they face along the…

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The theme for April’s Garden Share Collective is SAVE.  I thought of writing about saving seeds, or saving money, or preserving, but realised that lately, what my garden has saved, most of all, is my sanity. Over the past year my workplace has undergone a…

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For the first time in several years we’re not attending the Anzac Day dawn service at our local RSL club because we’re away for the long weekend.  But I haven’t forgotten Anzac Day entirely and made a big batch of Anzac biscuits to take away with us. The…
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