Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Go Girls!

We’ve been making jam. We made the papers too, as you can see. What smiling happy faces. How proud we all look! A small group of us from the Sydney … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 13 Comments

Remember the jam?

For months now, members of the Sydney City Branch of the Country Women’s Association have been making jam, marmalade, chutney and relish. In one weekend alone Silvana and Alix made 90 … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

Why quit sugar?

Members of the British Women’s Institute celebrated their centenary this week with a fabulous cake flash mob at Parliament House – and I bet those cakes had sugar in them. … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 18 Comments

Never judge a plum by its cover

Birds don’t like our plums. They devour the peaches the nectarines and the grapes, but the plums? Not interested. I don’t blame them. Our plums are hard nuggetty lumps with … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.