Hemphill’s My first look into the world of herbs.

Hemphill’s My first look into the world of herbs.

  Some things in life are so beautiful, it is hard to be separated from them.  For me, one of these items was a beautiful book given to me for Christmas by a family whose children I cared for. The parents had watched me admire their professionally designed garden many times, taking clippings of many […]

Thanks to the Fodmap diet I am finally feeling well.

Thanks to the Fodmap diet I am finally feeling well.

For years I have struggled with finding a diet that helps me feel well.   I’ve suffered from terrible Irritable Bowel Syndrome and tried most of the healthy diets ever written. I’ve always loved fresh, barely processed food and eaten good quality.  I had no idea some of the foods I was eating were causing […]

Light summer salad

Light summer salad

It was 36 degrees Celsius, or 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit, in most of Australia today.  Much too hot to eat.  We did manage to enjoy this salad for dinner with an ice cold ginger beer though.  This salad of lettuce, beetroot leaves, sprouts, apples, grapes and pineapples is delicious topped off with fresh orange squeezed  over the […]

Raspberry, Kiwi, Strawberry and Passionfruit Roll-ups.

Raspberry, Kiwi, Strawberry and Passionfruit Roll-ups.

Roll-ups, sometimes know as fruit leathers, are such an easy and very tasty food to have on hand.  The only trouble is trying to stop everyone eating them before I have a chance to put them away for later.   They make great lunch-box food and great snacks for after school. Mash together 3 cups […]