Costa Georgiadis Opens Local Community Garden

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Costa Georgiadis from ABC’s Gardening Australia was the special guest and judge at the official opening of our long awaited community garden. The concept and location met with some opposition for a variety of reasons but after eighteen months of … Continue reading

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Soy Sauce Substitute

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Yippee! When this soy sauce substitute was stumbled upon in a local gourmet shop it almost enough to send me into a high five frenzy of joy. There is considerable controversy about the health aspect of soy products especially for … Continue reading

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The Seeds Of Death Documentary

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The Seeds of Death documentary is a ‘must watch’ video for anyone even remotely interested in the health of their family, self and environment.  The documentary exposes the results of research that GMO corporations do not want people to know … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Lazy Gardener

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Yep, that’s right. I confess. Despite my love of gardening, I am a lazy gardener. As much as I may occasionally envy the cleanly edged, regimented rows of perfect vegetables and fastidiously tended flowers and fruit trees, I just cannot … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy Dried Pulses and Legumes Until You Read This

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Chickpeas, beans, lentils and peas are nutritious, full of fibre and give that comfortable full tummy feeling that makes a meal satisfying. However, there are a few things people should know about how these non organic crops are treated prior … Continue reading

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Hoverflies

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Honey bees and native bees are what we normally think of when we think about what’s pollinating our fruit and vegetables in the garden.  However, there are other insects that do a pretty good job of pollinating our plants as … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Brown Rice Flour – The Recipe

Ingredients 2  cups brown rice flour 2/3 cup tapioca flour ¾ tspn xanthan gum 2 medium eggs 1 cup raw sugar ½ cup oil ¾ cup water 1 tspn vanilla 1 tblspn baking powder 1 tspn bicarb soda 1 tspn … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Brown Rice Flour

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Avoiding gluten by not eating grain products is easy.  The difficult part is dealing with the cravings for bread, biscuits or cake.  Raw cookies and treats are delicious but sometimes you just really want cake! Today I decided to make … Continue reading

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Yellow Bellied Three Toed Skink – (Saiphos equalis)

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Lizards in the garden are a welcome sight.  These attractive little predators add interest and biodiversity to the garden. The most common is the small garden skink which has a dark brown stripe up its side.  If they are not … Continue reading

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Winter Tomatoes

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Tomatoes like warmth, lots of sunshine and nutritious friable soil. Light frosts will damage tomatoes and stunt their growth. A hard winter frost will kill tomatoes. To extend the growing season through late autumn and winter the tomatoes need to … Continue reading

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