Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated

The thing about Christmas in the southern hemisphere is that the rich, spiced, warming flavours associated with the holiday don’t really suit our weather. Gently warmed mulled wine scented with cloves doesn’t go down too well on a 32c/90F day. And a generous slice of pudding laden with drunken fruits and topped with warm, similarly …

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I haven’t had a back yard since I was a kid, so any attempts I’ve had at growing a kitchen garden have been limited to balconies. I’ve had no success with veggies, mixed results with herbs, but succulents have always come through with the goods. They are my kind of plant: low maintenance, interesting to …

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