Hi there, Welcome to the other Sarah Raven. The purpose of this blog is to share my gardening journey and passion for all things grown in the dirt. I guess you could say this is my digital patch! Countless friends and family have told me that I should either start a blog about gardening or […]

A few weeks ago I was on a mission to make my own mini cookie cutters. One shape in particular I really wanted to have on hand was a little teddy bear. For some reason I really wanted to make my own healthy gummy bears and I desperately needed a template. I did my research […]

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Yesterday I stumbled across this fabulous laser engraved rolling pin, and my first thought was that I would love to try and make some homemade almond cookies with this! What a great way to pay homage to the traditional asian cookies I used to get back home in Hong Kong. I guess I put two and […]

As I looked out on my balcony garden this morning I noticed that I had a nice batch of rich maroon coloured Merlot lettuce, just perfect enough for one of my favourite garden salad recipes. This is a very basic and easy recipe, but it is chock full of rich summer flavours. It is crispy and […]

For the past week or so I decided to take a bit of a hiatus in feeding my worm bin. I wanted to concentrate on limiting the amounts of mites;too much food for the worms tends to breed more mites. Finally last night I decided to check on my little guys to see how they were […]

Each season I like to choose a new seed/plant to grow that I have never tried before or sometimes as the case may be a seed I have never heard of. I make it my personal experiment to see how successful or unsuccessful I am at nurturing it from seed to harvest, and I try […]

It was so exciting waking up this morning and going out onto my balcony with a cup of english tea and spotting this little beauty. This is my first time ever growing zucchini and to see my first flower this early on in the season is a promise of a great harvest. I planted this […]

Close to a month ago I touched upon a little mite problem I was having inside my worm bin–dot sized creature scuttling around and unwanted by both my worms and I. Here is an little update on what I discovered: 1. For the most part they didn’t really bother me as long as the population […]

Stumbled across this little gem from a set of photos I scanned a few years back. It seems I may have gotten my love for nature from my mum. This looks like it was a fabulous day, Happy Mother Day to all the wonderful hardworking mothers out there.