Garden to Table

Festive thoughts

Christmas is approaching. Down here in New Zealand that means the Pohutukawa trees   are flowering bright red, the sun is setting just after 9 each night, and the kids have just finished the school year. It was a very odd experience last week to be sitting in the garden, wrestling with Go With The Flow’s instagram…

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Cooking in the Wilderness

Our Destination is Near The wind is blowing and the sea state is changing quickly. Looking around me, I notice the group is starting to fatigue and hunger is starting to set in. As one of the sea kayak guides leading this group, I know exactly what will need to happen when we arrive at…

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Preparing Yummy Plum Preserve

The Busy Harvest It can be overwhelming in the fall after a busy summer to settle into the harvest and figure out what to do with all the bounty falling from the trees. If I have freezer room I will simply harvest the fruit whole, freezer bag it and figure out what I’m going to…

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Hazelnut Garden Harvest

Garden To Table In Action This week Cristina has been processing hazelnuts, many, many hazelnuts picked from the big tree in the yard. The nuts need to be husked and dried in front of the woodstove, then shelled by hand, which the whole family helps with, grabbing a quick handful to crack whenever they walk…

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