Annette Taylor

Annette Taylor

Michael lives on a one-acre block and has a neighbour who processes firewood for charity. Trouble is, he does it about 200 metres away from Michael's house.

first catch your hareThe story goes it was an 18th century food writer, Hannah Glasse, who began a recipe with the words "First, catch your hare."

Here's the thing - invite friends for dinner and when they arrive, surprise them with the fact they have to provide it.

velvetleafAgResearch weed scientist Trevor James says he didn't know what he was looking at, at first. It was a photograph of velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti), one of the worst weeds in America and possibly the world.  And it had just been found growing in the Waikato.

bunnies in the paddockThis is plain, no-nonsense country-style tucker: easy to make, sustaining, delicious, but Baked Alaska it is not.  It resembles, depending on how you make it, a bit of a hill, with little bunnies dotted around.

warming stewI'm so over winter. I've splashed out on extra warm gear and wear my new fingerless gloves under my old fingered gloves and still get frozen.

Here's a burning question. 

There's nothing like the aroma of baking bread - especially if someone else is making it.  I found myself at the skull lady's house a few weekends ago, and she was keen to try a sticky bun recipe that had popped into her head.

Neil has a neighbour with unstable pine trees on his property, bordering a shared driveway. 

Jacques and Barb have a problem with their three organic heifers...

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