Grow Fresh, Cook Fresh

Gardening with an injury

Simple vegetable gardening activities to do when injured

(Photo credit: Olga Yastremska)
A run of bad luck, followed…
August 6, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak

Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks

Winter is almost done, thank goodness! I dislike the cold…
August 2, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak

Japanese Inspired Beef Curry

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Japanese cooking class…
May 28, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
Autumn vegetable fritters

Vegetable fritters with garden pesto

Autumn vegetable harvest recipe


These vegetable fritters…
April 12, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
Tomato chilli jam recipe

Make it as spicy as you like Chilli Jam

At the close of Summer tomatoes are flowing and chilli is…
March 27, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak

Allergy friendly hot cross buns

Gluten free, dairy free, egg free Easter buns


Watching my…
March 19, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
vegetable garden care

How to care for your vegetable garden after it is planted

When you first plant a vegetable garden, the time, effort…
February 20, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
Fresh garden herbs

Vegetables and herbs you can grow all year

There are many vegetables and herbs that can be grown all…
February 6, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
garden to plate

How to know when your vegetables are ready to harvest

One of the questions I am often asked by my customers after…
January 4, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
gluten free summer bruschetta

Easy gluten free summer entertaining recipe for bruschetta

Summer entertaining recipe
As the weather heats up and holidays…
December 19, 2017/by Kyrstie Barcak
Christmas dinner

How to make the dietary issues of guests easy to cater for

Have you felt that sense of dread, confusion or momentary…
December 12, 2017/by Kyrstie Barcak
from vegetables to fruit trees

Outstanding results delivered from a family vegetable garden

A Case Study - Part 2
12 months after starting a vegetable garden
This…
December 5, 2017/by Kyrstie Barcak
Benefits of a vegetable garden

The surprising benefits of growing vegetables at home

A case study
 12 months after starting a family vegetable garden


This…
November 28, 2017/by Kyrstie Barcak
Zucchini pollination

How to grow zucchini in the vegetable garden

Plant, Grow, Harvest and Cook Zucchini


Summer would not…
November 21, 2017/by Kyrstie Barcak
crate vegetable garden beds

How to work out the best vegetable garden beds for your home

Over the last six years our vegetable garden has evolved with…
November 14, 2017/by Kyrstie Barcak
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