Snake Beans

One of my newer garden additions thanks to a kind online friend who shared many of her seeds with me,  is red snake beans. Snake beans (Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis) are native to East and South-East Asia making them ideal tropical and subtropical plants.  Whilst they can grow year round in my subtropical garden, the…

Food as medicine: Pineapple

This past week I have been horribly sick with a productive mucousy cough. I am not one to hate on ‘Big Pharma’, to the contrary I believe we owe an awful lot to modern medicine and I can confidently say I would unlikely be here today without various medical interventions throughout my life (starting from…