Making fresh breadcrumbs from stale baguettes.

Did your baguette not keep as fresh as you would have wanted it to? Well,  the problem is … that’s just how baguettes tend to be, best eaten on the same day. SO..if you were one of those who didn’t get ’round to eating your fresh baguette on the same day (or next!), then why not…

The underrated leaves of a grape vine.

Did you know that vine leaves are actually nutritious  and not only good for stuffing ingredients in them to make dolmades? Let’s talk about those delicious leaves that many people are likely to just be throwing away in the compost heap and only giving credit to the grapes. Vine leaves are high in vitamin A, vitamin…

Overwintering garlic.

This will be the second year that I have overwintered garlic. My theory? One less task for spring. I LOVE garlic, and so does my partner (he loves it even more than me and could literally use a whole bulb in a simple tomato sauce). I grew and successfully harvested 26 bulbs of garlic last…

Pak choi? no! Tatsoi.

Just when I thought the only name for it was pak choi, I was surprised to find out that a particular variety of pak choi is known as tatsoi. Tatsoi, also known as rosette pak choi is a type of brassica with good tolerance to low temperatures, has spoon-shaped leaves (smaller than those of its cousin…

Introducing Organic Boom

Reason for blog – to share my passion for all things organic – hence the chosen blog name. This will be my platform to express what I have seen, heard, learnt, experienced, lived, missed, wondered about when we talk plants, vegetables, trees, fruits and food really… First objective – why not? I love the subject and…