Rain, rain come again...

Rain, rain come again...

June 01, 2018

It rained and the roof leaks, but the cat has found a patch of sunshine and the self-sown seedlings are taking over the garden...life abounds even in the dry!

 

 

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

April 21, 2018

The new day has well and truly started outside. Rather than slip in to the well worn Rossis that beckon at the front door, I have a cup of tea by my side and am taking the time needed to introduce the Ecolosophy family to its new team!

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A time to sow...

A time to sow...

February 03, 2017

This year, it's time to sow… quite literally. Tanya's back to sowing seeds, getting her hands dirty in the potting mix whilst I'm cranking up the vintage Singer and getting touchy feely with fabric, friends and Boomerang Bags...

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Too many any vege syndrome

March 01, 2015

Anyone who grows their own vegetables inevitably reaches tipping point of too many vege, especially when they hang out with generous like minded souls. I call it 'too many any vege syndrome' and over the years I've picked up a trick or two to deal with this seasonal glut.

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Let me take you to my happy place...

January 16, 2015

On a recent guest blog over at cityhippyfarmgirl, there were lots of really nice things said about the pictures of our garden (aw shucks) so I'd like to show you where we drew our inspiration from. Our garden pales in comparison to this garden. This is my happy place. This used to be my local. This is Veg Out Community Garden in St Kilda. Let me show you around...

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My summertime bounty from beautiful friends

January 08, 2015

Today I'm feeling blessed. As I write this it is New Years Day 2015. Last night, I was pyjamma'ed and drinking tea by nine and asleep by 10pm. I know, I know - 'YAWN' you may say but I woke up feeling pretty freakin' fabulous...so there! Read more...

 spiced caramel brandy plum tarte tatin

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Our Pics, Posts and Tags of 2014

January 04, 2015

So the sun sets on an awesome year and 2015 is brimming with possibilities. Through 2014, our E'phy followers have browsed our blogs, shared our social, mailed us fabulous snaps of their newly opened Ecolosophy goodies and so much more - you are simply beautiful human beings. Here's a snippet of our wonderful first year in business with our favourite pics, posts and tags...

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Pickled out...

December 14, 2014

Zucchini is by far my favourite vegetable (ok fruit) to grow and cook. So simple and verging on being boring with their sheer abundance, they're just so easy to grow and so versatile to cook with. Plus if you can't grow your own there's always stacks at the grocers. I owe the humble zucchini plant for my now thriving veggie patch and love of home grow food. It was the first veggie I grew - from a packet of Diggers Black Beauty - and it was such a bonza crop that I was hooked on growing them from that point on...

Handmade gifts of pickles

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Beetroots are deadly serious

November 05, 2014

'The Beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly is more feverish, but the fire of a radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an under current of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious...'Tom Robbins - Jitterbug Perfume.

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My Classy Birds (or Thieving Magpies)

October 08, 2014

We've been keeping chooks and ducks for a few years now and our little brood has made itself quite at home in our patch. In fact, I'd wager they're one of the most spoilt flocks around. But quite unlike my good eco self, the chooks seem to have developed quite expensive tastes - an eye for the finer things in life - especially my favourite wyandotte Scarface and my rooster Reg, who it turns out, have a penchant for my diamonds. Let me explain...

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