Nutrition

“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

Tea at Wranghams

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…

Baking for breakfast!

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!

Coffee picking

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.

Chick

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…

Wranghams coffee

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.

Berries!

Even when the ground is parched and dry, nature keeps on giving!

Foraging for mulberries!

Today’s daily picking, mulberries! The mulberry tree is a gift that keeps on giving. Foraging is fun!

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash grows perfectly in the climate here in Sandy Bay – and it makes delicious soup!