Grow Fresh, Cook Fresh

Keep your vegetable garden tools on hand at all times

New vegetable garden harvest apron


I am excited to show…
November 29, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
backyard fruit tree netting frame

How to set up fruit tree netting with no help

When your fruit trees commence production of enough fruit…
November 19, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
grow tomatoes in containers

How to successfully grow tomatoes in containers

Simple steps to grow tomatoes in a small space


If you have…
November 9, 2018/by Kyrstie Barcak
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
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