Today is an important milestone: it’s Rosehips and Rhubarb‘s first blogiversary!
One year ago today I published my my first blog post to an audience of, maybe, three people, all of whom were related to me. Since then, I’ve written 161 posts, including recipes using home-grown and seasonal produce, gardening tips and hints, chook and kitten photos, and book, restaurant and product reviews. I’ve shared open gardens, fabulous food events and beautiful places I’ve visited.
To mark my blogiversary, today I’m re-sharing my top 10 posts (based on number of hits) from the past year. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Click on the headings to visit each article.
If you have a topic you’d like to see covered on Rosehips and Rhubarb, please leave a comment.
I wrote this post on a sweltering February afternoon because I had spent the weekend decluttering my son’s room, it was too hot to garden or cook, and I couldn’t think of anything else to write about. To my complete surprise, it’s been far and away my most popular post with well over 46,000 hits. It’s also my most popular pin on Pinterest. I had no idea at the time that Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was about to take the English-speaking world by storm.
The Konmari method is the best I’ve found for decluttering with teenagers because it gives them ownership over what they keep and toss. Here’s how to do it.
When you enter Irene Pearce’s garden, Tickle Tank, at Mount Barker, you leave the ordinary world behind and enter fairyland.
These lemon squares have just the right combination of sweet shortbread base and tangy, oozy lemon curd topping. They’re also quick and easy to make.
The brainchild of Gardening Australia‘s Sophie Thomson, Sophie’s Patch is full of colourful, drought-hardy ornamentals, an expansive vegetable garden, happy chooks and geese wandering around over 90 fruit trees, and fabulous sculptures made from recycled and salvaged materials.
It is a common gardening myth that rubbing vaseline around the trunks of fruit trees will deter pests such as ants. Do NOT do this. Here’s why.
While you could make this jam with any plums, the glorious scarlet hue of blood plum jam is hard to beat.
Bea Johnson’s Zero Waste Home is a great resource for anyone thinking about reducing waste around their home and limiting their use of disposable plastics.
For my son, who cannot see that which is all around him, here are some of my achievements. They may not change the world, but they shape our little world.
Learn how Andrew Marsh created a vegetable garden on the roof of his inner-urban Adelaide house.