freestanding vertical garden

Balcony Gardening: Freestanding Vertical Garden Edition

It’s been a while since my last Balcony Garden post and there have been some successes (so much lettuce and coriander!) and some failures (not sure what happened to my oregano!) along the way. Now that Spring has arrived it was time to get serious with some new plants & some TLC for those that remain, as well as a new addition to my balcony garden – a freestanding vertical garden*!

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Asparagus freekeh salad

Recipe: Asparagus Freekeh Salad

Freekeh is one of those ingredients that seemingly burst onto menus out of nowhere, and whilst I have eaten it out a few times I had never actually cooked with it. When I came across some at the market during our weekend in Daylesford I knew I needed to bring some home with me, and its first use is in this asparagus freekeh salad!

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Breakfast & Beer Daylesford

Review: Breakfast & Beer, Daylesford

Today it’s stop two on our eating tour of Daylesford! After spending the morning getting massaged and pampered we were ready for a feed so headed to Breakfast & Beer for lunch in the sunshine. True to its name, this cafe is open for all day breakfast and lunch, with an impressive range of beers from local and small-scale breweries.

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Reduce Plastic at Home

How To: Reduce Plastic at Home

Plastic is one of those things that can seem almost impossible to avoid, but despite our best recycyling efforts it is doing incredible damage to our environment. Whilst it can often be turned into new products and uses, much of the plastic we use is ending up in our oceans, causing huge problems for our marine life. Luckily, with a little forethought it is really simple to reduce plastic at home, so today I thought I would share some of my top tips! I’d love to hear yours as well!

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Zucchini & Pea Risotto

Recipe: Zucchini & Pea Risotto

With Spring in the air and delicious produce in the fruit & veggie shop I’m all about simple dinners that really allow the veggies to really be the star of the dish. I find risottos really fit this bill and today’s zucchini & pea risotto is a perfect example!

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