I had hoped

I had hoped

Before Ahlia was born I imagined what kind of a girl I would like to have. I had hoped for a courageous soul full of vitality and energy, enthusiastic and eager to learn. I had come to realise that learning was…

Ken Hercott - bread builder.

Ken Hercott – bread builder.

Ken is a friend from the CERES days. He has spent decades working with bread and calls himself a bread builder. He tells me that bread like buildings needs structural integrity: gluten strands need to link and align. McGee’s book…

Gardens in the most unlikely of places

Gardens in the most unlikely of places

Everywhere I go I crave to see gardens…of any sort: vegetable, ornamental, succulent, shrubby, overhanging foliage and tendril-like branches. Roses or indigenous billowing spreads. My favourite gardens are usually sprawling, a little ethereal, wispy and I tend to favour repetition…

Bread and Chestnuts

Bread and Chestnuts

700g bread loaves are all the rage at my house at the moment, it’s the perfect size for a family of five and keeps for over a week. After a year of bread making I feel free to make up the…