Curing your own Olives

My family have always had a love of olives.  With fond memories, I recall my 3 year old counting the olives on our plates, to check she had not been short-changed her portion of olives!  She's now 21 and still loves them.  As teens, our children could devour a bottle between them, a costly business!  So…

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GreeNZ 10 Best Pieces of Advice 

When our two teenagers were still living at home, we took them for a meal at an Indian restaurant for a treat one night.  After placing our order and waiting for the food to arrive, I asked our family to come up with the ten best pieces of advice for anyone prepared to listen.  I…

Summer’s End Tomatoes

Summer's at an end and Autumn has begun.  The tomato plants were looking rather tired and spent from the masses of tomatoes they've produced all summer long.  We have pulled them up, harvesting the ripe and unripe tomatoes along the way, to make room for winter greens.  The dilemma of what to do with all…

Lovely Lavender

Lavender. Colour. Scent. Spiritually uplifting. Emotional support. So many things come to mind when I think of lavender. Fresh. Refreshing. Heady. Yeah, I love lavender! I grow several different varieties in my garden and the bees just love it! My favourite is English Lavender, with long stems and granular type flowers. The scent is enough…