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Banana Muffins



4 large bananas ripe. (fresh or frozen)

1 cup brown sugar
2 tbs coconut oil/butter

1 egg

2 cups plain wholemeal flour
2 tbs milk
1 pinch salt

5 teaspoons  baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 pinch of salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Put everything into food processor

Blitz till thoroughly mixed


Makes 12 large or 24 small muffins.



Surprisingly Nutritious Vegetable Damper Recipe

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Originally posted on Jerry Coleby-Williams:
This damper recipe includes green pawpaw (Carica papaya) and Warrigal greens (Tetragonia tetragonioides), which are currently abundant in my garden. Both are self-sown crops. Served either as damper or used as a pizza base, this…

Banana cake

This is a delicious banana cake. An amalgamation of a number of recipes. I love the fact that it uses cups of bananas. Very easy to use frozen bananas


Mango tree 2014

The mango tree is absolutely bursting with blossom. If you could only photo smells and sound. When your next to the tree. The smell is so rich and beautiful, the sun is warm and the bees are humming.





Finally the Mango’s are starting to ripen

It hasn’t been the hottest summer on record. They have been slow to ripen. Logan food gardeners who are about 30 mins away have their mangos in the freezers already.

However the size and taste is incredible. They are so sweet. This tree is truly my favourite in the garden.



2013/14 mangos.


Finally starting to ripen.

I think they have taken longer in the bags. Though there is no sign of fruit fly. I’m not sure if I would use them again. We have about 30 mangos on the tree still. I’m not sure what kind they are but they are very sweet.

The Ground to Ground Primer – Coffee Grounds for the Garden

Using Coffee grounds in compost

Ground to Ground

coffee logoMaking a difference, one latte at a time

Used Coffee Grounds (UCG) have been used on plants and in compost for hundreds of years.

Somewhere along the way most of us gave it away, stopped growing our own food, and relied on an increasingly effective industrialised effort to provide food to the table.

Most of us are totally dependant on food production systems which exclude us from all but the final step of consumption – We buy and consume only the end products, and if for whatever reason the shelves become empty, the only thing left to do is starve.

I wanted some measure of control over how my food is produced, while appreciating the environmental footprint of doing it.

The first step was to start improving the quality of my soil through compost, fertilizer, and vermicast. This is when I discovered an almost limitless and cost free additive to…

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Looking after your Christmas Ham

Put a cotton pillowcase in a bowl of water with a good splash of vinegar.

Wring out excess water.

Keep ham in this rinsing out bag in vinegar and water every day.

Once it starts to get to the end. Slice up left over put into ziplock bags and freeze small quantities to use in a myriad of meals.

Use the bone to make my Dad’s favourite and mine pea and ham soup.

Fried rice
Macaroni cheese
Omelettes and frittatas
Ham and eggs
Baked potatoes with ham and cheese
Ham cheese toasties

Food that’s Free & Fresh

Last time I bought spring onions I cut the roots off and planted them in the garden. Voila from the root has grown a 2nd spring onion 2 for the price of one