Sustainable house. Sustainable food. Sustainable life.

Michael Mobbs is a national treasure. I learned about him, and his micro-revolution, earlier this week at a Transition Bondi event in Sydney. He’s a recovering lawyer who has taken his inner-city house off the grid. Yes, that’s right. Disconnected from the sewer system. Disconnected from the water supply. Disconnected from the electricity grid. And, […]

city sustenance

Oh hello blog! It’s been a while. Lately, life has dashed by, with me racing to keep up. Living simply is replaced by living hastily. In between flights, deadlines and meetings I’ve still found some treasured moments though. Moments for farmers market shopping. Moments for exchanging ideas and dreams with friends new and old. Moments for grilled cheese sandwiches […]

mmmmmmmmm…making!

So this blog is about simple abundance – with a focus on three of my favourite things: cooking, making and growing. Lately, cooking has been getting plenty of my attention with bountiful harvests from co-op inspiring me to cook for loved ones. And growing has been kicking along too, with the balcony garden enjoying gentle […]

Cooking through abundance: a few sweet ways with lemon myrtle

Here is a recipe for anyone who has more lemon myrtle than they can keep up with! You can only drink so much tea, right? Lemon Myrtle Syrup Cake Ingredients Syrup (start the night before): Four generous handfuls of fresh or dried lemon myrtle leaves 2 cups raw sugar (could use honey) 1 lemon Biscuit […]

Showered with love

Last Saturday it rained at moy pocket. At the family farm we hosted around twenty intrepid land for wildlife enthusiasts who were there to explore the astounding bush regeneration project that my parents, especially my tireless mama, have devoted themselves to ever since we moved to the clapped out ex-dairy subdivision in the early 1980s. […]

From Food to Farm

Recently, I was fortunate to be part of the first ever working bee/farm tour organised by the amazing food co-op I’m a member of. We visited our main supplier, a farm just a handful of kilometres away from where we all live, on a cold, rain-sodden mid-April morning. Farmer Darren walked us around parts of the farm. We learnt […]

Balcony gardening revival

The last few weeks have been about re-starting my balcony garden. When I moved house a few years ago, I got caught up in other priorities and never got a proper balcony gardening happening. The main obstacle for me was that buying all the components from a hardware mega-store  (potting soil, mulch, compost, etc) seemed to counteract the goodness of growing food. […]