“The doctor of the future will give no medication but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease” – Thomas Edison
It was a damp old day today, but our spirits were raised when a few people showed up for home-hosted tea: homemade spinach bread, banana fritters, medlum juice (medlums are a delicious type of guava, but small and red) were just some of the goodies on offer! And of course some cappuccinos made with fresh-roasted…
We’re welcoming our first overnight guests in our new cottage, and it’s home-made bread, bagels and other goodies for breakfast! And Wranghams coffee, of course!
Growing our own food here on St Helena!
Christmas on St Helena is coffee-picking time! 2021 was a pretty wet year, but that means it was a good year for some of our young coffee bushes. Today we picked several buckets of ripe coffee berries, which we’ll soak overnight tonight and de-skin (“pulp”) tomorrow.
Every year a few intrepid fairy terms (common white terns, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_tern) lay their eggs on branches of our eucalyptus trees at the back of the house. They have no nest – eggs just rest on an indentation in the branch – and the single chick has to cling on, literally for dear life. Should they…
We have a few coffee trees on our small plantation, all from the original green-tipped boutbon arabica plants brought from Mocha in Yemem back in the eighteenth century. This year we harvested, pulped, dried.and hulled about 20 kilos – we roast it as we drink it.
Even when the ground is parched and dry, nature keeps on giving!
Delightful home grown vegan dinner – from the garden to the table, vegetable curry!
Today’s daily picking, mulberries! The mulberry tree is a gift that keeps on giving. Foraging is fun!
Butternut squash grows perfectly in the climate here in Sandy Bay – and it makes delicious soup!