Ever wondered how olive oil is made?  You grow the trees, you pick the olives, but how do you end up with a bottle of that fantastic oil – one of the world’s oldest produced foods? Some days you’re just purely in luck. Today we took a visit to meet the new owners of The […]

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In our questioning of the values of our plastic driven culture, we are constantly wondering how the food industry came to be so reliant on plastics for storing and processing food. And that questioning leads us to searching for ways to reduce plastics in our own kitchen practices. In the search to reduce plastic use, […]

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Dusk.  It dawns on the horizon, like a new beginning at the end of something, beginning, at the end, becuase only in the end can you tolerate the insufferable, unutterable unpleasantness of the heatwave. You drive all day, strip off the heat of your trip, the heat of your clothes, the dreadful heat of your […]

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Morning breaks, it’s a fresh day. What passed without question as “today”, all day yesterday, has gone. The sun arcs into the sky, tracing an indelible, ancient story. And we all know how it goes.  We were born knowing it, we can’t escape it.  It is the truth of time – everything that happened then […]

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If there’s anything that gardens like, it’s rules.  Rules on depth of soil, ratios of NPK,  the correct time to plant and the the best time to pull.  And being a good little Capricorn, you’d think I would be happiest among a swathe of tables and charts and data from which to establish The Garden […]

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High summer, connecting hoses, layering mulch, making sure the fish are ok. The beans are flowering, seeds are planted. Some intentionally. Some by the means of their will to escape the pod and find their own way. As in the garden, so in this life. And it reminds me of growing into adolescence in a […]

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Wow, sure has been a long wet winter! Only thing getting us through is the abundance of natural foods around us. We’ve been making a variety of green blends – mostly based around lemon, garlic, parsley and celery – added to a lovely pasta dish, it’s the one thing that’s keeping us healthy and happy […]

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We are really excited to see the beginning of spring, the buds are bursting, the birds are singing. What a fabulous time to be alive. So we would like to celebrate with you. For the months of September and October only, please use the Discount Voucher code Sprig of Spring at the checkout, and we […]

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To all the nature sprites out there, including our little Liz……. 

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Hey Dad……Something I’ve been meaning to say……        

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