Food & Gardening posts

Roadtesting Margaret Fulton’s Hot Buns

by Chris Gordon

In the lead-up to Easter, our resident foodie Chris Gordon has been experimenting with recipes. Here, she shares some hot tips for hot buns.

Easter is here and I am gobsmacked by the cost of Easter buns for sale. Really $18 for 6 buns just seems excessive and so with my trusty food encyclopaedia at hand - Margaret Fulton’s Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery - I decided to go for the feel-good fact…

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Small Organic Spaces

by Chris Gordon

It is not true that all people who like to garden are naturally practical people. We are not all ‘earthy’ or pragmatic and sometimes, we need help to make our vision of The Good Life (circa 1970s BBC television series) a reality. Frankly, what we urban gardeners/dreamers need is a manual.

Small Space Organics is that manual. Here is one text book that covers everything from growing edible water …

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The Story Of My Book: Philosophy in the Garden

by Damon Young

There are many books about gardens and gardening: ‘how to’ manuals on bonsai, lavish photo essays on Italy, scholarly histories of design. Philosophy in the Garden is something else entirely: the intelligent garden-lover’s detective story—less of a ‘whodunit’, and more of a ‘why do it’.

Why was Jane Austen gazing at lilacs instead of writing Mansfield Park? Why was Friedrich Nietzsche wandering …

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