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The Kraut is where it’s at

October 29, 2012 | Preserving | 7 comments | Author:

The red cabbage sauerkraut that Rose made recently is a beautiful thing, and we’re consuming it daily. It’s sour and it’s crunchy, and it’s complimenting many a meal here at the farm this spring, from potato curries through to our … Read More


When in doubt, Sauerkraut

October 14, 2012 | Cooking, Farming, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden, Preserving | 10 comments | Author:

How to make the most of the late brassica harvest? Sauerkraut! Fermented cabbage is a hard thing not to love. It’s spicy and it’s sour and it looks beautiful too, especially made with your own red cabbages. The cabbage harvest … Read More


Radical Ferment: Beetroot and Radish Kimchi

February 16, 2012 | Fermenting, Food, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 8 comments | Author:

I can now proudly report that the beetroot and radish kimchi has been a success. And it tastes delightful. Kimchi is normally a spicy cabbage-based Korean ferment, but Rose decided to get a little radical, and use what we had … Read More


There’s always a first time for Passata…

January 27, 2012 | Cooking, Video | 20 comments | Author:

[wpvideo ST569fVN] And I think all in all, it went pretty well. Ever since the gazillions of tomato plants (in numerous heritage varieties) were planted in the Milkwood Market Garden, we’ve been waiting for this great day. The inaugural squishing … Read More


Milkwood Market Garden: the first 5 months

January 15, 2012 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden | 17 comments | Author:

It seems unbelievable that only 5 months ago our now abundant market garden was a scruffy bare creek flat. But it’s true! And now we’ve got produce coming out our ears, thanks to many fabulous folks coming together to make … Read More


Tick Tock, it’s Tomato a-clock!

November 16, 2011 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden, Uncategorized | 2 comments | Author:

The last danger of frosts have passed – finally. It is officially time to plant tomatoes at Milkwood. And plant them we did. Oh yes, how we did. The plan here is to be awash in tomatoes by early February. … Read More


Rose the Permaculture Chef, and other miracles…

November 9, 2011 | Milkwood Farm, Uncategorized | 15 comments | Author:

Last winter, we decided we needed a dedicated on-farm cook while Milkwood Farm is open (Spring-Autumn). I love cooking, but it was all getting a bit much. Interns, students, wwoofers and guests, all needing to be fed good food, every … Read More