• KJ's Kitchen

    Cooking with cilantro

    Cooking with cilantro is now one of my favourite things to do! But what is cilantro I hear you saying? Last week when making a curry I hurriedly went into the garden and picked what I thought was flat leaf parsley. We did have flat leaf parsley in the veggie garden however it disappeared under the boots of the workmen when we had the garden enclosed with wire (to keep out the birds and the brush turkeys). After a while it made its way through the soil, as did the cilantro. I really enjoy the smell and flavour that cilantro gives to a dish. I was admiring the aroma of…

  • Health Matters,  My Garden

    Too Much Apple Pie!

    Who is eating too much apple pie? Not at our house. These days we prefer or our digestive system copes better with savoury food. This is working in our favour, keeping us healthier than we would be if we ate apple pie. When I was growing up apple pie was often on the table and even today it is popular. As we grow older the better option is to eat fresh wholefoods, when we can. My continual mantra is – where we can, we should grow our own food. At least, some of our food and certainly herbs. When I see a person in the supermarket with herbs in their…