Subscribe The subscribe thing is at the bottom of the page. Easy! 109 comments November 11, 2011 - 1:06 am Alecia - yay!ReplyCancel November 12, 2011 - 10:00 pm Jane Nield - Hey Rohan, Great to meet you and family at the BREAZE Local Food display today. Love the blog. Great to meet a fellow eel enthusiast too. Have arranged to pick a bunch of artichokes for you from a mates farm on Monday afternoon so feel free to drop me an email with an address or I might be cheeky and just drop something on your doorstep if I find your place. Cheers – JaneReplyCancel November 13, 2011 - 11:39 am WholeLarderLove - Yeah, ace to meet you too! Artichokes! Unreal!!ReplyCancel November 24, 2011 - 9:42 am kate poole - love your site!ReplyCancel December 2, 2011 - 8:50 am Lisa-Maria - sign me up plsReplyCancel December 2, 2011 - 12:32 pm brad - sign me up please, amazing looking siteReplyCancel December 2, 2011 - 5:28 pm WholeLarderLove - Thanks Brad!ReplyCancel December 2, 2011 - 10:35 pm kirsten - ReplyCancel December 5, 2011 - 12:20 pm Chris @ The Peche - Hit me up with the good stuff. Loving the photos and stories.ReplyCancel December 5, 2011 - 12:55 pm meandtheboys - thanks pip for introducing us…ReplyCancel December 9, 2011 - 10:33 am jasmine mansbridge - thanks rohan for making me think more about food, its origin etc etc.. love your blogReplyCancel December 10, 2011 - 4:11 am WholeLarderLove - Thank you Jasmine!!ReplyCancel December 12, 2011 - 4:00 pm Erica @ Marlo - Let the Real revolution roll on. Real food, real cooking, real families, real (old) skills and real living!ReplyCancel December 12, 2011 - 4:18 pm WholeLarderLove - Thanks Erica! Real simple living too! Thanks for dropping in!ReplyCancel December 14, 2011 - 5:33 pm John Spencer - Just found your blog after hearing you on statewide drive on the abc. Love the recipe for smoked trout pizza. I’m a pretty keen fisherman and cook. (this summer I’m chasing Murray Cod (as usual – I live in Benalla) and going up the coast to a little place called Gerringong where my family have been holidaying for nearly 20 years. Hoping to go after flathead (great eating fish) with soft plastics. Haven’t got into fly fishing yet. I have a cooking blog (a bit neglected lately) that I mainly set up for my kids when they left home and went to Uni. Not up to your standard, but feel free to check it out. spanna43.blogspot.com Anyway, looking forward to reading your blog. Cheers, John Spencer.ReplyCancel December 15, 2011 - 9:21 am WholeLarderLove - My folks used to live in Benalla, not for long though. Nice town! Gerringong sounds like a beaut place! Good luck with the fishing and thanks for stopping by!!!ReplyCancel January 5, 2012 - 4:21 pm Dale Hamilton - I just finished reading your blog in entirety. I have to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed the trip this blog has taken me on. Your connection with nature is truly inspiring! I long to have a bigger garden; my 6 rusty sap buckets filled with soil is not a lot to work with. I live in Montreal, QC Canada. This might explain the sap buckets. Or if it doesn’t Quebec produces a lot of maple syrup which need sap buckets in order to collect sap. Getting off topic. Just wanted to let you know that I truly loved your blog and I can’t wait to see what comes next. Keep up the amazing work! DaleReplyCancel January 5, 2012 - 10:10 pm WholeLarderLove - Amazing to hear Dale. I must go through it one day and read it. I’m really stoked you got some benefit from reading my blog and I hope you come back and read it again sometime!!!ReplyCancel January 5, 2012 - 7:23 pm Andy Pye - big fan.ReplyCancel January 7, 2012 - 2:29 pm Heidi - Just came across your Blog, can’t wait to see more of the great photo’s and hear of your adventures.ReplyCancel January 8, 2012 - 11:10 am WholeLarderLove - Thanks Heidi. I’m glad you like it!!ReplyCancel January 12, 2012 - 10:14 am Kate Caine - I would like to subscribe,please!ReplyCancel January 14, 2012 - 1:02 pm Madeleine Corcoran - Hi, I would really like to subscribe too please ReplyCancel January 17, 2012 - 7:54 am fleur - how do i get to this place of ‘living simply’. it seems like an impossible dream!ReplyCancel January 17, 2012 - 3:40 pm WholeLarderLove - It’s a pretty simple approach. I’m actually trying to rid myself of even more things this year so it I feel less cluttered. But really all I do is take joy in the simple pleasures and set aside the desire to be wealthy in material items.ReplyCancel January 17, 2012 - 11:55 am amara from hungry and poor student food - Hi there What a lovely blog. And fantastic way of life. Please add me to your email list, looking forward to hearing more.ReplyCancel January 17, 2012 - 2:33 pm Patrick Lias - Cool post! I’d like to subscribe.ReplyCancel January 19, 2012 - 5:26 pm meaningfuldisturbances - G’dday, I read an article in Epicure that referrenced this blog as I’m sure you know which has lead me to look you up. I live in the Eltham area I and my family live quite humble lives and we’re keen adopt some of the grow, gather cook practices in our quest to live in a way to us is more meaningful. Thanks for blogging about your life and experiences. Jason williamsReplyCancel January 21, 2012 - 10:53 am WholeLarderLove - My sister lives in Eltham! It’s a lovely place to live Jason. Good luck with it all mate and feel free to keep me posted with your efforts!ReplyCancel January 20, 2012 - 1:55 pm Francesca - Please sign me up!ReplyCancel January 21, 2012 - 10:48 am WholeLarderLove - Done!ReplyCancel January 21, 2012 - 3:09 pm Tobe' Sauvageau - You have a new fan in me!ReplyCancel January 22, 2012 - 4:43 pm WholeLarderLove - Thanks Tobe’ Thanks for dropping by….come back and visit anytime!ReplyCancel January 30, 2012 - 3:58 pm eric brat - Inspiring blog!ReplyCancel January 30, 2012 - 4:08 pm WholeLarderLove - Cheers Eric!ReplyCancel January 31, 2012 - 11:00 am Fee - Hey, loving the blog – easy reading & entertaining with great photos! BravoReplyCancel February 1, 2012 - 10:14 am WholeLarderLove - Thanks Fee!!ReplyCancel January 31, 2012 - 9:38 pm Andrew Bounos - hey rohan,please add me to the list.Enjoyed listening to you on the radio today.Will spread the word and look forward to future updates .All the best AndrewReplyCancel February 1, 2012 - 11:18 am jonocingram - Great blog… loved reading and looking at some of your photos of the food you grow and eat.ReplyCancel February 1, 2012 - 12:09 pm WholeLarderLove - Cheers Jono!ReplyCancel February 3, 2012 - 8:46 am Karen Dean - Hi Rohan, like your thoughts. KarenReplyCancel February 4, 2012 - 10:58 am WholeLarderLove - Thanks Karen. Thanks for coming by!ReplyCancel February 5, 2012 - 1:14 pm WholeLarderLove - Thanks Karen!ReplyCancel February 4, 2012 - 8:07 pm Simon - Love the blog, you’re living my kind of life and proudly in my town!!ReplyCancel February 5, 2012 - 1:15 pm WholeLarderLove - Word!!ReplyCancel February 7, 2012 - 8:03 pm Michael - Thanks for your insight. How I wish I had a pizza oven just like yours! Please sign me up!ReplyCancel February 13, 2012 - 11:22 am Sam - Please sign me up! fellow fly fishermanReplyCancel February 13, 2012 - 12:04 pm WholeLarderLove - My pleasure SamReplyCancel February 13, 2012 - 12:08 pm Amanda - Love it!ReplyCancel February 19, 2012 - 9:08 am Mary Bremner - Read about your blog in Good Weekend. Love your stuff! We are two enthusiastic gardeners on the Surf Coast.ReplyCancel February 19, 2012 - 5:26 pm WholeLarderLove - Great to hear Mary! I bet the climate up there allows you to grow a lot!ReplyCancel February 19, 2012 - 3:29 pm Kate Serrurier - Wow- just read about you in ” The Age” . I live just out of Ballarat ( at a place called Mount Bolton) and we do a fair bit of foodie trading amongst our friends- we kill our own meat – beef from our Dexters, pork fomr our pigs, goose, chook, duck, lamb etc. A friend makes soap from the pig fat . We make cheese from our Jersey cow milk and fetta from the goat’s milk. We have lots of eggs and also harvest wild fruit ( last year we did a big cider experiment) We all swap vegies and seeds and often have shared feasts. Very amateur bee keepers who ususally rely on apiarist neighbours to make sure the bees are well fed. This years local honey is light and delicious. I would love to meet you and talk about food swappingand share some food with you . We are in the phone book. You can’t have a name like ours and hide much !! Love your blog – fun is an enormous part of growing and harvesting and cooking what you grow!ReplyCancel February 19, 2012 - 5:30 pm WholeLarderLove - Hey Kate, thanks for popping in to say hi! I often hunt rabbit at Beckworth! I love it up there. Are you on the red soil? I’d love to get some acres up there for doing exactly what your doing! All my stuff is limited to small scale compared to having land to raise animals! I’d love to come visit and food swap….yes please!ReplyCancel February 20, 2012 - 9:41 am Alex Creedy - Hi Ro, Have you got any Invertigo promo singles kicking around? only kidding. We used to work together at FMR back in the day… I work with Pete & Kelsey again now, we’ve got a design studio together. Kelsey saw you in the newspaper, good on you the blog is great! AlexReplyCancel February 20, 2012 - 9:43 am WholeLarderLove - Huh! Yeah Alex and the gang! It’s great to hear you guys still hanging out together!!!! I’ll go check out your site……no doubt that classic FMR Fighting above its weight promo design will be in the gallery.ReplyCancel February 20, 2012 - 10:31 pm Aaron - I’m in too.ReplyCancel February 24, 2012 - 1:35 pm dearsleydateline - Love the flow of chatter. Want to read moreReplyCancel February 28, 2012 - 11:50 pm Amanda - Cant wait to link in keeps me motivated for my future dreamsReplyCancel March 1, 2012 - 10:32 pm Sally London - Please sign me up…ReplyCancel March 28, 2012 - 2:21 am Andi - Love it!ReplyCancel April 7, 2012 - 4:32 am 1000artisticangels - Truly amazing reading your thoughts—I am inspired to live a more relaxed lifestyle–I have since moved to LA from NYC after 24yrs— my daughter and I are living with her father–my Ex and my goodness—I can’t tell you which is more stressful–I am determined to live stress free—Thanks for the dream of living your life for the moment–cant wait to read more–Can’t wait to someday have a beautiful garden of my own Cheers– to reading you Angel AnnetteReplyCancel April 27, 2012 - 8:09 am Craig - Great blog. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel May 20, 2012 - 1:40 am johana - Thank you for your blog, really inspirational! ReplyCancel May 30, 2012 - 12:15 am blissbruen - Lovely glimpses into another’s life far away but feeling right outside my door. Like my early picture books made the storybook children real to me. You’ve a gift!ReplyCancel July 4, 2012 - 12:14 am Fiona Lenord - Loving this read. Reminds me of where I started my life… Growing up on a fruit orchard, surrounded by fruit, veg and eggs accompanied by a freezer full of rabbits and fish, my mum and dad still hunting and gathering at 76. So striving to get back there. Love your tenacity. Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyCancel September 9, 2012 - 9:13 pm Todd Stanford - Great blog.ReplyCancel September 18, 2012 - 12:31 pm Evan - Hey Rohan, was just introduced to your site a couple days ago and can’t get enough. Love the smoke house video, now I have it in my mind to attempt a build of my own this winter! Can’t wait to read your next blog! Ps… Waiting impAtiently for the release of your book in Canada hereReplyCancel September 19, 2012 - 1:48 pm wholelarderlove - Thanks Evan! I may be over in Feb…..ReplyCancel September 25, 2012 - 6:15 am Brandon - Hi! sign me up please and thank you!!ReplyCancel September 28, 2012 - 6:49 pm http://wholelarderlove.com/subscribe/ | Jazzy Lady - [...] http://wholelarderlove.com/subscribe/ [...]ReplyCancel October 1, 2012 - 7:23 am David Leviston - I never thought there were so many people out there wanting to tune in to life – not the artificial stressball we are obliged to endure. See you on Thursday ReplyCancel October 10, 2012 - 2:40 pm Nikki-Fay Baxter - hi I would love to receive the updates, thank you.ReplyCancel October 12, 2012 - 8:33 am Joel - Food!ReplyCancel October 15, 2012 - 9:35 am Katie Krupin - It was so delightful hearing you speak at Readings on Thursday, and meeting you afterwards! I look forward to learning more about your journey on here. I will be embarking on a similar journey myself, in the coming months and years! Best of luck to all of us who just wish to make the world a happier, greener, and overall more delectable place =] Cheers!ReplyCancel October 16, 2012 - 7:48 am rohan - Lovely comment Katie! Thanks for coming last week. It was such a pleasure to talk with people that are on the same path!ReplyCancel October 15, 2012 - 10:06 am Tuffles - Please sign me up.ReplyCancel October 17, 2012 - 2:58 am Carmel - Neato let us know if ur ever in nz and will take ya pig hunting if u like ReplyCancel October 17, 2012 - 4:03 am rohan - Will do!!ReplyCancel October 18, 2012 - 10:06 pm Clay - Just heard your interview on Radio National – very inspiring!ReplyCancel October 18, 2012 - 11:15 pm Mark Tregellas - As a part time hunter gatherer I love the site. Have you looked at making your own cheese and small scale grain production? I’m lucky enough to live on 10 acres and should be 90% food self-sufficient in 5 years if thing go according to plan. Well done, and keep up the good work.ReplyCancel October 19, 2012 - 1:47 am rohan - Good on you Mark!! Sounds like you’re already there!ReplyCancel October 25, 2012 - 11:20 am Eunice - What a wonderful post best time in my life has been in the dirt playing with plants.ReplyCancel October 31, 2012 - 1:42 am Joe Sassone - Great blog. I look forward to reading it for years to come!ReplyCancel November 11, 2012 - 4:32 am karl j vogt - good to see a common sense back to nature approach. i had the radical idea that we should dispense with cows and eat kanga and emu. it’s feasible if you lose the idea of containing the animals. just let commercial and private land owners shoot the beasts when they are on their property (within a quota system). after all cows aren’t a native aussie animal and require land clearing etc. also interested in les hiddins’ bush tucker man. getting ‘edible weeds of victoria’ for chrissie (hopefully) from hellolittleweed (org or com i forget). currently cooking a friend ‘roadkill the rabbit’ lol. with rice and sweet and sour. nothing like a bit of working class chicken. btw: any tips on what to watch for? i’ve heard mixo isn’t actually bad for humans but hidatis (sp?) is lethal. ate a brown snake i euthenased from the road (some ‘kind’ soul left it there with its intestines hanging out and writhing in agony… creeps!). it tasted like steak and with the consistency of calamari (careful to remove the head back from the neck folks, venom will kill you very rapidly). i also urge readers to lobby the state government of victoria to stop this NONSENSE of fining people for collecting scrap wood from the side of the road! we should have learned from the bushfires that we’re leaving too much fuel on the ground and poor people are being penalised for getting free warmth, cooking and clothes drying for the winter. keep up the wood work. don’t have cats (you will find native animals come to say hello all the time like they do with me and cats kill for at least 5km around them nearly everything they get their claws into) also: in asia they eat insects. haven’t had a thorough look at your blog yet (saw it on the telly) but have you explored the edibility of various insects? well. off to eat mr.bunny with rice. later pplReplyCancel November 11, 2012 - 4:44 am karl j vogt - oh and also preparing the hides of both the snake and the rabbit by salting then oiling and bending. interested in : 1. old school tanning by simple methods (not the nasty chems they use these days). when i have enough pelts i’ll sew doona covers, pillow cases rugs. covering for old quilted jackets for added winter warmth (has gone down to -7 where i have a house), mittens / mitten covers, couch covers for rejuvinating old couches. 2. methods of preparing ‘jerky’ . to save energy bills (even though i am on a plan, a great relief) i don’t like to waste power. so i rarely use my fridge, only when guests come with food. i use dried things like rice and spag and powdered herbs and stock. using herbs you can make jerky out of any kind of meat pretty much but you have to do it properly or you can get salminella and other illnesses. jerky lasts for a very long time, shrinks greatly in size and can therefore store a load of protein in a very small space. along with edible weeds, shrooms, berries etc food costs can be greatly offset, pests can be reduced and the environment in this great country cared for much more greatly.ReplyCancel November 11, 2012 - 4:46 am karl j vogt - sorry, one more thing: 3. natural fly control. i read something about some new forms of natural fly control by fly eating plants and perhaps other insects. does anyone have the details on that? summer’s a pain for flies, mosquitoes (especially since the vic floods) and aphids (thrips)ReplyCancel November 15, 2012 - 1:16 am Susan - ReplyCancel November 26, 2012 - 10:43 pm Jangelah - Hi Rohan, My name is Jangelah, I’m from Bris! Just wanted to say a huge thanks for your awesome book and the time you put towards your blog. WLL comes to work with me everyday as my little motivational bible, it reminds me to be thankful for every customer as each one is bringing me closer to the dream (home and land in quiet tas) and it’s a great reminder of why I do what I do everyday, which a lot of people can forget I guess. My garden is now thriving and I have fallen in love with life, the simplicity of eating a homegrown meal and I’m very excited to raise my (potential) children in a no-bulshit home with my partner who (thank-jebus) has the same beliefs and love for the very simple life as I do. Again huge thanks, from another person you reached that WILL and is creating a semi-self-sustainable life for her and her family. Nice one Rohan!! What a great thing you’ve done ReplyCancel November 26, 2012 - 11:50 pm rohan - Thats beautiful to hear!!! Thank you!ReplyCancel December 3, 2012 - 6:59 pm dana - Your site looks lovely. I can’t wait to start receiving updates. Thanks so much! (from Norfolk, Virginia, USA)ReplyCancel December 10, 2012 - 8:14 pm Camelia - Your blog is just GRATE! I love it and the way you combine the fotography with natural life. Good job!ReplyCancel December 11, 2012 - 9:59 am Shirley Tucker - Just chasing up the two books I ordered (both paid) on the 2nd December. Can you advise when they are shipping as they are Christmas gifts. Cheers, ShirleyReplyCancel December 12, 2012 - 1:33 am rohan - The last batch was shipped 10/12 should arrive soonReplyCancel December 15, 2012 - 11:02 am Sarah - Hi, just wanted to say thank you for your inspiring blog Rohan. I read an article about you in Peppermint magazine and looked you up. You stopped and made me think good things. It lifted me out of the fug I’ve been feeling recently about how commercialised my young family’s life is becoming. I now feel hopeful that there is another way. Keep on writing please. Cheers, Sarah.ReplyCancel January 1, 2013 - 9:49 am Ben Waters - You write from a good place. Keep the dream alive neighbourReplyCancel January 11, 2013 - 7:56 am Josh - My wife got me your book for Christmas and I found your blog just before Christmas. I’ve found the book interesting and am jealous of the garden I imagine you have. Started my first season at my own place and am loving the tasty treats it provides. Looking at getting some prosciutto, salami and others started come autumn/winter. I hope my adventures turn out to be as prosperous as yours have. Thanks for the thoughts and words. JoshReplyCancel January 12, 2013 - 11:44 am Nicole grimsdale - Hi, What a beautiful inspiring blog. I am a cook who has turned her love of feeding people and of beautiful moments, nature and images into a career as a food stylist and writer in the U.K. I am originally from Oz though and am moving back soon to hopefully find more balance with heart and commerce. My blog is nicolegrimsdale-thefooddiary.blogspot I would love to be subscribed. Thanks xReplyCancel January 12, 2013 - 11:46 am Nicole grimsdale - Oops, just saw the other link to subscribe, Done!ReplyCancel January 13, 2013 - 5:43 am Julia - Love your work Rohan! Please sign me up. Cheers!ReplyCancel April 24, 2013 - 1:16 am Daphne - We are starting off on a smaller scale in Qld hoping to produce most of our meat and veg. We have male and female cows, goats and sheep. A few turkeys and of course chickens (both layers and meat chooks), starting a small orchard and the vege garden gets bigger each year. Love the outdoors life.ReplyCancel April 24, 2013 - 9:16 am rohan - You have it worked out by the sounds of things!ReplyCancel May 17, 2013 - 6:03 am laurasmess - Hm, I just entered my email address to the right and it directed me down here. Not sure what that means. Maybe I had one too many glasses of wine… By the way, your site is awesome. You’re living the life I could only dream of living, whilst cooking on my old gas hob with a hallway larder in a tiny shoebox apartment. Sigh. At least my friend has chickens and some fruit trees. I’m living vicariously through him… and since he doesn’t cook, I get to make delicious things with his fresh produce. Can’t wait to get WLL goodness delivered to my inbox. Thanks for all the effort you put in Rohan. You deserve every pinch of recognition you get.ReplyCancel June 10, 2013 - 11:41 pm Georgia - Dear Rohan Anderson, My name is Georgia Armenis, I am a year 12 student from Mill Park Secondary College. On the 28th of March my school went to the Top designs lecture at Melbourne Museum for our food technology sac foil, this is where you gave us a lecture on how you simply love cooking with food that you grow, gathered, hunted, fished for or sourced locally. I wanted to tell you that after listening to you speak about your life and how you care about your food, but that doesn’t make you a ‘gour-met’ nor a ‘provincial artisan foodie’, you inspired me and got me think that teenagers now days are always looking for a quick meal or get take away, I feel like the teenagers now days have lost their way with cooking food with fresh ingredients. My theme for the Food tech sac foil is on fresh food with the modern teenager, it is all about buying fresh ingredients from local famers or markets and showing you can cook with simple fresh ingredients and they can still taste wonderful. I would really appreciate if I could ask you some questions about yourself and food preservation, I want to use these questions for my primary research for my food technology sac foil. If you are willing to answer my questions please let me know it would really be appreciated, hope to hear from you soon. Please see below for questions 1. Who introduced you to preserving? 2. How can everyday people like me reduce their food print? 3. Do you think there needs to be more programs like Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation in schools? 4. What’s one of your favorite recipes? 5. Do you feel like you’re getting your message across to people?ReplyCancel June 14, 2013 - 1:00 am Mitchybob - I’ve enjoyed your blog, can’t wait for more.ReplyCancel July 17, 2013 - 5:41 pm Poindi - Just watched your video through CreativeMornings. Great stuff!ReplyCancel August 28, 2013 - 2:51 am Patricia Robinson - Just found your blog through KidSpot.I thoroughly enjoyed it and your beliefs are inspiring.I am looking forward to reading more .The photos are just the icing on the cake.ReplyCancel February 11, 2014 - 3:20 am Miranda Bruyn - Please subscribe me. 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