Over 2000 years ago, Roman philosopher and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
I couldn’t agree more. A garden and books are all I need for happiness. Give me a book about food or gardening and my happiness is complete.
A mother of four, passionate gardener, kitchen experimenter and history geek, I live with my family in a 1915 stone-fronted villa in Adelaide, South Australia.
Wherever I live, I grow food, whether a few herbs in a pot or a mini orchard of fruit trees. My family tolerates my eccentricity and happily devours the (literal) fruits of my labours.
I love weird heirloom vegetables and determined chooks who shimmy, commando-style, under the wire that is supposed to contain them. I love gathering herbs at dusk and planning dessert around whichever fruit tree is producing.
At Rosehips and Rhubarb you’ll find recipes inspired by my garden, my family and my ever-expanding cookbook collection. Kitchen gardening tips and hints will mingle with stories about other kitchen gardeners, food events, book reviews and my thoughts on ethical eating and sustainability.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you come back again soon.