From 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
Cyclical 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.
Pecan Carrot Cake Bliss Balls First off, you have probably noticed that many of my sweets contain the delightful mejdool date. I’m sure you are well aware by now but just in case you missed it - I LOVE medjool dates. I’ll eat them plain or stuffed with nuts dipped in...read more
Chocolate brownie are a classic dessert that almost everyone enjoys. Add a little twist of decadent cacao and super rich dark chocolate think 80% and you know you are in for a treat. The prunes are high in fibre and full of super vitamin k which is good for your...read more
Apricot, Raisin, Goji and Chai Balls Sitting down in my favourite chair by the fire in winter with a teapot of steaming spiced tea 'chai' is one of my simple little pleasures. The term 'chai' comes from the Hindi word for tea and that orginally came from the Chinese...read more
Persian Tahini and Orange Zest Truffles Picture this, it's a gorgeous winter's day, the sky is blue and the air cool, you have been down in the garden doing a little bit of weeding, after all it is a full moon so not much else to do, and you keep being lured by the...read more
I don’t think you can beat the combination of nuts and cacao – rich, decadent, indulgent.
These little gem of a slice is everything I am looking for in an rich, indulgent, sweet treat. They have to be rich, dense, super fudgy, studded with nuts for crunch, incredibly satisifying, simple to make and highly shareable. And further to that they tick all the boxes – no bake gluten-free, dairy free, no added sugar, paleo, vegan, and refined sugar-free.read more
Boysenberry and Lime Raw Cake Last weekend I was pruning our rather sad berry patch. Sad because after two years of not much rain many of the raspberries had died, all of the blueberries had died but my heart sang when I saw our boysenberries looked pretty good. The...read more
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