Marcelle Nankervis is a Horticulturist who has worked in the Horticultural Media for over 16 years.
She is passionate about Permaculture, Sustainability and Gardening for the Future.

Marcelle regularly writes for Your Garden magazine and Better Homes and Gardens.
Her first book was Plants for Australian Dry Gardens (Murdoch Books).
Marcelle's second is Smart Gardening (Exisle Publishing).

Welcome to my Blog!

As a horticultural writer I often come across people, stories, tips, tricks and real gems of information that never really make their way out of my notebook. I am hoping to share a few of these insights here as well as my own gardening experiences, which includes getting my children excited about plants.

I believe that a strong connection with the garden and our landscape when we are young is vital. I am hoping that educating my children in "Green Living" and "Smart Gardening" will provide them with the fundamental building blocks necessary for them to live long and healthy lives, while also doing their bit in helping to create a sustainable and green future for all.

Happy Gardening!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I can't believe I made butter!

I made this butter using the cream off one week old raw milk and it was delicious! It did have a strong almost blue flavour, but my 8 year old could not get enough of it. I know, there is not a lot, but I'm going for quality over quantity. This may become my daughters new job each week. 

Homemade butter is definitely worth a try. Just whip the cream until it separates, then beat some more, drain the butter milk and put aside. Remove the solid clumps of  butter and add a little salt, mixing well to form butter. Enjoy!