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Spooked by the Weather and a Spring Pasta.

Two weeks ago I was whingeing about the cold, lack lustre Spring weather here in Melbourne. Today, as the mid afternoon temperature hits 35°C/95 °F, with a wind speed of over 50kph, I take this all back. 347 more words


Lollo Rosso... Aster?

In a supreme act of sacrifice, I allowed all of my lettuces this year to bolt, and then further allowed them to remain in the garden and take up valuable space — all so you, dear readers, could see what happens when Lollo Rosso lettuce (a red loose-leaf) flowers. 282 more words


Help! My Basil Has Bolted.

My summer lunch staple is often a meal of heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil vinaigrette. Recognizing that the lone basil plant on my window ledge wouldn’t provide enough leaves, I recently added a lush pot filled with three more basil plants. 301 more words


Garden Lingo Made Easy

Over the last couple of months I have taught garden classes  for both children and adults and have come to realize that garden terms I am so familiar with are foreign to many. 1,067 more words

Kristin Crouch

Bolting Brassicas

I’m a total cole crop newbie. Before this year’s planting, all I really knew about them is that they love colder weather and, in the case of broccoli, will “bolt” if it gets too hot, turning into a head of tiny yellow flowers. 149 more words


All About That Food

Last night, the first food-related priority after getting home from work was to get rice started for the Super Quick and Easy Fried Rice from the… 348 more words


The Crunge: 33 Feet of Goodness

Now open at M&M Hill, The Crunge.

This may be the purest, most beautiful line I’ve found at the Hill yet. 33 feet of crimps, finger and hand jams, and glorious footwork. 76 more words

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