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Storage is often a challenge when you rent. You might be renting a place like ours which has no living room, bathroom or bedroom cupboards. There's often just not enough places to put things. And...
Lemon butter is a great way to use up excess lemons this time of year. It is delicious served on scones with cream, in tarts or between two biscuits. It also livens up any leftover cake you might...
Making stock is a great way to use up vegetables before they go off. Making stock also allows you to get extra nutrients out of your vegetable scraps and to add extra flavour to your cooking. Stock...
Despite living on salads in winter, lettuce is actually a winter vegetables. We have a few varieties growing in our garden which seems to acquire very little attention to keep them happy. When I...
Coping with a scorched garden JIM FOGARTY Gardens have fried this summer but they can be healed, says Jim Fogarty. The extreme hot weather has played havoc with gardens, leaving them badly burned....
A short and possibly slightly light hearted (?) guide to how to survive without Air conditioning, a situation I'm sure many Australian renters are familiar with...
Here's the second installment of a few tips on how to save water in your rental property, adapted from a Yarra Water leaflet, but picking out the highlights relating to renters... This time, the...
Freezing food is a useful and easy way to cut down on food waste. If you buy a large amount of vegetables on special, or have a surplus growing in your garden, freezing them is a good way to save...
I've never been much of a fan of raw carrots I must confess. Carrot juice even less so. But baked carrots are definitely the bomb! Baked Carrots Ingredients : 4 cups of carrots, sliced....
We've talked many times in the past about composting with worms, the commercial options and the DIY options, previous articles can be found here. Frankly, worms are great but not suited to...