The trauma of early attempts at cooking dried beans during her student days led to an aversion that, twenty years later, Heather decided to face head-on by having a go at growing, tasting and generally getting to know some lovely legumes. Several heirloom varieties of dried beans are trialled and there are some delicious recipes too.
I spent a fascinating afternoon touring farm and business, Neudorf Mushrooms. They planted a forest on their 120-acre property in Upper Moutere over a decade ago, not to grow wood but to grow mushrooms, like the wild ones they had experienced in Switzerland. I thought you'd like to read some of the things I learned and get some of their delicious mushroom recipes.
How gardening helps us and our families in uncertain times.