Monday, July 30, 2012
The Wartime Kitchen and Garden
Gardening inspiration ignited in me when I thought about how people coped during war time on rations and learning to make do. It's not all about craft and darning socks, you know!
Growing your own produce became essential to the war effort, and there is no reason why we shouldn't do the same today. Add some chickens to your back yard and you're half way there.
As energy prices skyrocket throughout Australia to unacceptable levels, we need to pull our boots on and get back to basics and preserve our food bowl.
My great discovery this week is a series that apparently was only first aired in 1993 (seems a lot older than that), from the UK called The Wartime Kitchen and Garden. The book is available online through Amazon and other good online book sellers.
Here's the first two episodes of The Wartime Kitchen and Garden.