The Beauty and Bounty of the Garden & Kitchen

Authors Christina Symons & John Gillespie brought their green thumbs to the shop this weekend to celebrate the release of their new book, Everyday Eden. Together, from their home in the Sunshine Coast, Christina (a freelance writer and photographer) and John (a landscape garden) have created a collection of whimsical and easy projects form the bounty of your garden.

Christina showed us the technique (surpisingly easy) for making her delightful candied flowers (her favourite, Johnny Jump-ups) - the perfect topping for vanilla fairy cakes. She also took us through the steps in making impressive (again, easy) Herbed Chevre molded into shapes of butterflies and flowers all dressed up with nuts and poppyseeds.