EAT

This page journals our family’s gastronomic adventures, from places we’ve eaten, to recipes we’ve tried, and fabulous events we’ve hosted.   Happy Yuletide – Midwinter Fun! What a wonderful and social Winter it has been! On Sunday fortnight we celebrated Yulefest. In the cold and frosty morning, Will and I (with Tin Tin) went up […]

LEARN

This is our journal for everything we’ve learned about the food we grow and buy, the books we read, events we attend and movies we watch.   Milkwood Permaculture Open Day On the 8th of December we attended the annual Milkwood Permaculture open day at their farm near Mudgee, NSW. We’ve been following Milkwood Farm’s […]

GROW

This is where we journal our adventures in the garden, the successes, the failures and the joy of living with the seasons.       XOXO Garlic Braiding and Garden Update Week started hot and dry but cold change with rains from Wednesday, clearing on Sunday. Harvested garlic has spent a week curing on stems. […]

About

We call ourselves GreenFoodies as a way to describe our lifestyle and beliefs. We care about the environmental, ethical, social and health implications of the way in which food is grown, how it gets to our tables and how it affects our health and well-being.

We are concerned that the current food systems are broken and are seeking ways to make the world a better place one personal decision at a time. We actively seek out healthy, nutritious, humane, organic, free-range, cruelty free, locally grown, sustainable, lovingly cooked food and in the process of changing ourselves we are helping to changing the world.

This blog is our way of sharing our story and all the great things we have found with you. We hope you enjoy following our story and welcome any feedback, suggestions or comments you have to help us on our way.

Enjoy!

Genevieve and David.

Grow

  • Garlic Braiding and Garden Update

    Week started hot and dry but cold change with rains from Wednesday, clearing on Sunday. Harvested garlic has spent a week curing on stems. Stems cut off from scape garlic, 10 large cloves kept aside for breeding stock, the rest stored in mesh bag. Managed to create 3 braids from the rest. Scapes drying in […]

  • Garlic Harvest 2016

    Week started hot and dry but cold change with rains from Wednesday, clearing Sunday. Garlic harvested, cleaned and prepared for a week of curing.

  • Late Spring Seedlings 2016

    Gorgeous sunny day, warm sun, cool breeze after cool week. Evenings during the week, including today feature Easterly winds bringing sea mist across the mountains. Didn’t grow plants from seeds this year due to lack of time, prolonged cold weather and frosts. Stopped by Bunnings today to get new timers and connectors, picked up seedlings […]

  • House Herb Garden 2016

    Nice hot week this week with afternoon rains. Planted out herb garden including, from roses: another rosemary plant, variegated thyme, oregano, lemon thyme, oregano and creeping thyme. 2 common lavender plants were planted behind with a lavender plant in between taken from the food forest where it was struggling. The Pierre de Ronsard is flowering nicely.

  • The End of Winter 2016

    In the last days of a very wet July I am noticing the stirrings of Spring. The wattle trees are budding and about to burst into their glorious sprays of yellow flower, the birds have started collecting bits and bobs to build their nests and there are tiny calves and lambs being born and frolicking […]

  • Back from Holidays – Happy 2016

    We’ve been away for 3 weeks and got back late Tuesday night. After spending Wednesday recovering we finally had time to do a few things around the garden this morning. When we left, our region hadn’t had any good rain for months, the landscape was brown an bone dry, our tank was 1/4 full and […]

  • Cherry Slugs and Flea Beetles

    Hot dry week, no rain. A couple of days of heavy winds in the afternoons, still, foggy mornings. David sprayed pyrethrum on the trees early Saturday morning to kill the cherry slugs. The nectarines looked ok, the cherries have had some damage but one of the pear trees has been surprisingly hit hard. Looks like […]

  • Red Currant Harvest 2015

    Hot, dry day today, 11C-33C. No rain for a couple of weeks. Paddocks going brown and dry. Water tank only half full. Dave and I supered the hive this morning. Very glad to have the bee keeping jacket but my bees never got upset. Didn’t look at the individual frames but they were covered in […]

  • Frosty Morning Disappointment

    Very disappointed today. My beautiful veggies have been devastated by frost, which I didn’t find out until this evening when I went to water them. They had been doing so well, lots of buds and green growth. Beautiful sunny and cool day, steady mild breeze. Temperatures ranged from 0.7C-21.7C. Despite the disappointment it was interesting […]

  • Finishing this Year’s Veggie Planting

    Visited Yarralumla Nursery to buy native trees and shrubs for front yard and ended up buying a few more veggies for veggie patch. Gorgeous sunny and mild day. Planted out the remaining veggie beds: 3 x Zucchini – Bed 1 5 x Marigold – Bed 2 Tomatoes – Bed 4 Roma x 2 Beafsteak Amish Paste […]

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