rom the moment you plant your first seed, you start a relationship with the earth. Your life is enhanced through a profound relationship with nature and life itself. The way you see yourself and the world changes forever – we begin to rejoice in the shining sun and spinning stars, feel connected to the birds, bees and worms.A garden slows you down, supports you being quiet and calm. It sows its own gift: the knowledge that we are influenced by the seasons, affected by the weather and that we are an intrinsic part of a natural system. We are excited to share our love of gardens and all that evolves and emerges from them
yclical living teaches us to embrace the ups and downs of life. We learn to take nothing personally especially not the force of life.The idea that we can control other people and things around us is an illusion. Occasionally we when we force our will onto a situation we get the desired outcome and we may buy into the false belief that we have control.
But truly the only way to be authentically centred is to see the ebb and flow of life in everything, to see the ebb and flow of life not as something personal but as an from the point of view of life itself.
Brown Rice Congee Eating a hot bowl of something in the cooler months feels like the right thing to do. Congee is like porridge made with rice. And while porridge can be made with a variety of grains not just oats think quinoa, buckwheat, corn meal, millet, amaranth...read more
A simple easy to make smoothie bowl that brings the strawberry love of summer into a bright winter's day. While I generally prefer a hearty cooked breakfast in winter think quinoa porridge or brown rice congee, I do also splash out with activated buckwheat granola...read more
Cacao and Sweet Potato Mousse Cake I whipped up this delightful chocolate mousse cake for my birthday and to be honest I was feeling a little off colour, a bit grumpy and in need of something sweet, lush but nourishing. And if you look carefully at our autumn...read more
Pumpkin, Herb and Miso Soup Scarves and hats are coming out as the leaves drop to the ground and we begin our pumpkin harvest. This year there hasn't been much rain and our crop reflects that in the number and size of the pumpkins we have gathered - some years it can...read more
Autumn: Beetroot and Cacao Muffins Is autumn here yet? The leaves are starting to change here in South Eastern Victoria, Australia, but the weather is still unsure of herself. One day it is 30 degrees big blue skies and the next day it is 12 degrees overcast and gray....read more
Sweet and Sour Chana Dahl Autumn is drawing in resplendently draped and dressed in colours of gold, orange, red, and yellow. For me, it just seems like those are the colours I reach for when cooking in autumn. As the weather turns a little cooler, I gravitate towards...read more
Zucchini Rolls Many of us include cooked zucchini in our diets as they are such a versatile vegetable and plentiful in summer. But did you know there are more benefits to eating your zucchini raw. If you are having to watch your weight then raw zucchini is a wonderful...read more
Cashew Vegan 'Cheese' What a fabulous option to put on the table for all your family and friends especially for those who are unable to tolerate lactose. These two recipes are easy to make though they do require a little planning because the cashews are soaked...read more
Carrot bread - Gluten and Dairy Free This bread is a variation of my favourite gluten and dairy free green. I have discovered it is easy to replace the kale and spinach of the green bread with grated carrot or zucchini and the result is a tasty and nutritious though a...read more
Activated Buckwheat Granola with Figs and Dates Buckwheat is a delicious additional to your vegan or vegetarian repertoire. It is not a grain but rather a seed, and despite its name does not contain wheat or have anything to do with wheat. Most importantly, it is...read more