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Introducing – A Fresh Legacy – A leaf from my garden

Welcome to A Fresh Legacy-A leaf from my garden blog

  • Would you like to grow your own fresh vegetables & herbs?
  • Do you have a vegetable garden but are unsure of how to use, or take advantage of your lovely fresh produce?
  • Are you unsure of what to cook for friends or family coming for dinner?
  • Do you have memories of foods and flavors from your childhood that you would like to re-create?
  • Would you like to reduce your grocery bill, and/or the number of times you visit the grocery store each week?

I can help you!

Follow me in the kitchen and in my garden for ideas on fresh, seasonal cooking.  

Subscribe to my free Fresh Updates and see what I am growing and cooking with the produce.

I have some exciting regular features that will commence soon, including:

  • “I made this!”

I will assist a reader who does not have a large vegetable patch to create a Fresh version of a favorite food they usually buy pre-packaged.

  • My Patch

I will write about the vegetables and herbs that are planted in my garden, how to care for them, & harvest delicious crops of fresh food.

  • Recipes

Cooking with food from my garden – such as sauces, james, pickles

Recipes babies and children


Quick meals


Follow my “projects”, and I hope that you will get involved.  Read about my first project here.

My next project is researching whether chooks would be a good addition to our family.

Do you have a food you recall from your childhood that you crave, or wish that you could make now? 

Mine is home-made tomato sauce.  When my tomatoes are in season, sauce making will be at the top  of my To-Do list. 

Write and tell me yours.

I found this 1919 Half Penny in My Patch this afternoon when I was watering and weeding it.  I am taking it to be my good luck charm from now on for this blog.  The patches are newly built so it must have been buried in the soil we moved to fill the beds. On my mind are traditions old and new. 

Lucky Half Penny









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  • PlanningQueen November 25, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Love the “I made this” feature. Will look forward to seeing what you cook!

  • Michael November 26, 2011, 10:02 am

    Hey, great site!!! Already thinking of so many things to ask…
    Please post the best recipe you have for a rich traditional tomato chutney. I especially like knowing your tips about the process… How to sterilize the jars… Test if set etc.

    The other recipe I can never find (but could prob get from my mum) is a proper home made tomato sauce. Something you would put on a sausage… Not pasta!


    • Kyrstie November 27, 2011, 9:00 am

      Hi Michael,
      I’m glad you like the site. Thank you for your comment. I am dying to make both a tomato sauce and a chutney this year! I will definately post my favourite recipes. Follow my progress in the garden as I will wait until my tomato crop is ready to harvest. I have my fingers crossed for a good year and a huge crop. Thanks again. Kyrstie

  • katepickle December 5, 2011, 10:31 am

    I’m looking forward to reading your blog often…

    We live on ten acres of weeds and each year we attempt to grow some of our own food… sometimes successfully and sometimes not so successfully! I love looking at and learning from other people’s gardens!

    • Kyrstie December 5, 2011, 9:19 pm

      Hi Kate,
      wow, 10 acres! We would love 10 acres to play around on, that is our long-term dream! Thanks for reading. K

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