Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Good Life, a gorgeous slice-of-life gardening book. 

Sarah O’Neil’s, AKA Sarah the Gardener,  transformation from urban dweller to lifestyle-block lover happened several years ago after she and her husband, Tom ‘Hubby the Un-Gardener’, decided to make the move from an inner-city Auckland suburb with a 24-square-metre triangle lawn to a 3-acre property on the outskirts of Pukekohe. The first thing Sarah did was build a large garden.  Her book, The Good Life, is a funny and inspiring look at the ups and downs of a year in the garden.

Whilst not strictly being a cook book, the book does contain some great recipes to make the most of the produce that grows in backyard, such as fruit ice cream, sundried tomatoes, pickled garlic, gherkin relish, rhubarb muffins,blackberry wine and much more.

Sarah's website is and her blog

The Good Life: Four Glorious Seasons in MY Country Garden
Sarah O'Neill
Harper Collins - $39.99 - Publication March 2013

1 comment:

  1. Hi Graham
    Thank you ever so much for your wonderful review of my book The Good Life. I love writing as much as I love gardening and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to bring both my passions together in this book. I am grateful to you for your kind words.
    Kind regards
    Sarah O’Neil