Christmas Honey Cookies – Gingerbread

Christmas Honey Cookies – Gingerbread Delicious and easy-to-make traditional German Christmas cookies. I have been asked to share this recipe so here it is! Would love to hear from you how you and your family liked the honey-rich, soft and crumbly gingerbread. Comment under the article below and let me know or tag @PermacultureHaven when you add your images to the social media 🙂 Ingredients: Whisk eggs + sugar. Add honey and combine. Add remaining ingredients, except wholemeal and baking soda, and combine. Combine wholemeal with baking soda and add to the mix. Knead the dough thoroughly, wrap it in foil and leave for about one hour to rest. Cut… Read More

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December in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

December in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. Summer is here! Hot and humid days are going to be our companions for the next three months or so with more or less rain however, this doesn’t stop us from producing healthy and delicious food! There is no “food-growing brake” in a self-sufficient homestead. Firstly because we love naturally grown food without any additives, and secondly because there are many different foods that are happily growing during this time of the year. This article might give you some ideas about what can be done, sown, planted,… Read More

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November in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

November is the month when we can literally watch the food grow. The winter crop is gone, the last cabbages are transformed into sauerkraut and we concentrate on cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, capsicums, and co.
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October in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

October in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. We do sell some of our food forest plants and seeds online through our website. You will find the link below. The days are longer, temperatures are higher, and Mulberries and strawberries are having ripening competition 😀 October is also the time of the year when we need to protect our ripening nectarines, peaches and co. This article might give you some ideas about what can be done, sawn, planted, and harvested in the garden in October in subtropical parts of Australia. Note: this is all based… Read More

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Mulberry Orange Jam Recipe – Delicious!

I just experimented and the result is fantastic! If you also have lots of Mulbberries you might want to try this simple-to-follow recipe. Mulberries don’t contain lots of pectins so orange and lime are helping out here. They also add a nice flavour. Any questions or comments? Simply use the comment section below. Mulberry Orange Jam Recipe – Delicious! Tips:

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Cream Cheese Cake – German Style – Delicious and Easy to Make

Cream Cheese Cake – German Style – Delicious and Easy to Make This was always the “must have” cake at any summer party in Bavaria Germany, where I used to live before moving to Australia. Hope you enjoy it as much as we and our visitors always do 🙂 Ingredients: For the sponge cake: Preheat the oven to 170°C (top and bottom heating option). Whisk eggs with sugar and vanilla until nice a creamy and the sugar dissolved. Combine gently with flour mixed with baking powder. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Let it cool down on a tray. The sponge cake must be cold. I usually… Read More

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September in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

This article might give you some ideas about what can be done, sawn, planted, and harvested in the garden in September in subtropical parts of Australia. Note: this is all based on my experience and our work in the food forest. Feel free to comment below if you would like to add or ask something.

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August in the Garden – Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

August in the Garden- Permaculture Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. August in the garden… A happy, exciting, and busy time ahead! Well, we still have one month to go but I can already feel the spring 😀 Birds are singing and building new nests, duck families are emerging and Mulberry is showing new growth. The list below might give you some ideas about what can be done in August. Note: this is all based on my experience and the work we do in our food forest. Feel free to comment below if you would like to add… Read More

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July – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

July – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. We are pretty much in the middle of our subtropical winter. It feels to me like this is the perfect time for reflection. Reflection and appreciation about what is important to us and what we can do to maintain, or improve it. Strolling through the garden while enjoying the warming sunrays, meditating, sitting around the fire, enjoying the time with your loved ones, with the garden, and with yourself. I personally think that garden is a perfect place to reflect, meditate, and create while feeling the connection to… Read More

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June – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia

June – Permaculture Sustainable Food Gardening in Subtropical Australia by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, sustainable living consultant, and healthy food advocate. June is the first winter month in the southern hemisphere. Sitting around a fire at night and appreciating the warming sun rays during the day make the time of the year very enjoyable. It is also the time when we grow and start to harvest our winter crop. The ‘summer bugs’ are nearly gone, and radishes, brassicas, and other subtropical winter veggies are thriving! June is also a good time to extend the growing beds or to build new garden beds. I got two favorites. Very easy to… Read More

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