It’s that time of year again! Where we start preparing the garden for the sunshine, and thinking what we are going to plant for the warmer seasons 🙂 Benefits of Companion Planting Companion planting is one of the main methods we use at our farm to be able to repel certain pests, attract others, and overall keep our garden healthy… Read more →
Category: Eating Local
I left my 9 to 5 to Become a Farmer
It’s not an easy decision to make, but it is one we dont regret for a moment! Here is a breakdown of Cane’s journey transitioning from his stable 9 to 5 to diving full on into farming full time. My partner and I have been farming for the last 3 years, and she has helped me along the journey of… Read more →
Globe Artichokes 5 Ways!
Globe Artichoke season is in full swing! However, we get so many people who are hesitant to want to them because they can be intimidating to cook. Or they have only ever had it one way, and decided they didn’t like them. I am confident that after this post you will find one way to love artichokes 🙂 Not only… Read more →
Easiest way to Grow Onions for Seed
Have you noticed that your onions are starting to sprout? Well, they may not be so nice to eat anymore, but you can still make a great use out of them! If they are a nice shape and size, all you need to do is dig a hole about the size of the onion, place the onion in the hole… Read more →
The Top 10 Crops to Start Growing in Your Garden
Have you ever wanted to start your own personal garden to grow nourishing food for you and your family? In this edition of our ”Top 10’s” we will walk you through the best crops you can grow when starting out your own garden! Top 10: Best Crops to Start off Your Garden Radish– The absolute best thing about growing your… Read more →
Eating Fully Local Challenge – Year 2, halfway mark!
So this is where I confess my sins… right? People say how difficult it is, and others are praising what we are doing through opting to restrict ourselves to eat 100% local for an entire month. People like to see all or nothing, these challenges where people go all in. Whilst I love to do these things for myself, and… Read more →
Purslane Pesto Recipe!
Friends of the Earth Malta is working hard to get to YOU an amazing guide that will get you more in touch with nature, informed on what Malta has to offer in terms of nature, connected with your food, and cooking healthy and delicious meals while you are at it! Until then, let’s get cooking! Purslane is easily found in… Read more →
Why Everyone in Malta Should Eat a Mediterranean Diet!
Well first of all… we’re in the Mediterranean! Through consuming what grows naturally around us, we can better the health of both us, and of the environment. We are fortunate here in Malta that fresh produce grows 365 days a year. It is incredibly accessible, yet people are instead choosing to eat pastries and heavily processed foods – which is… Read more →
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean diet is a diet specific to the region of the Mediterranean, and what is locally grown and produced. Most commonly this is thought of as the diet that was seen in Greece and Italy in the 1960’s. However, this is still relevant to what is locally grown in the region, though unfortunately, these regions now also see significant… Read more →
Blue Cheese Leek and Turnip Gratin!
Low GI Blue Cheese and Turnip and Potato Gratin! Healthy recipe that feels like comfort food. Read more →