Growing Food on your Kitchen Windowsill

You don't need a garden to grow nutritious veggies!  All you need is a jar, a couple of elastic bands, a piece of fine netting and you're ready to grow!  Sprouting food in a jar is easy, quick and anyone can do it, whether you live in a small apartment or large house.  Have a…

Spring-Cleaning our Bodies

Cleaning out. All householders know the need for a good clean out once or twice a year. Every year, we try to do a juice fast to clean out the pipes in the body, kinda like a spring-clean for health and well-being. Think about it: our body spends 80% of it’s energy on digesting food, so…

Superfoods: Raw Brownies

One of the added benefits of inviting people into your home is the cross-cultural exchange of ideas and food styles.  A few years back, we hosted a couple from USA, who were raw foodists.  We gave them open entry to the kitchen and were amazed by the wonderful meals they rustled up, using much of…

Jerusalem Artichokes 

There are two types of artichokes, Jerusalem and Globe.  We grow both in our garden.  They could be grown simply for their beauty, however, they are also both edible.  Globe artichokes have wonderful grey spikes-looking leaves that add a beautiful  visual dimension to the garden, and again when they flower in late Spring, early Summer.…

Making Memories that Last

In this busy life we lead, sometimes it pays to slow the pace and create memories that last. In a high tech world where every moment is captured by digital cameras, I look back on our precious family photographs. A time when we had to buy camera spools for our "automatic" cameras, thread it up…