Nurtured Life Blog

nurture  [nur-cher]  /ˈnəːtʃə/

verb.    to nourish, cherish, cultivate, care, develop, educate, protect, sustain, encourage, inspire, promote, stimulate, boost, enrich, strengthen, embrace, value, revere, honour, treasure, love.

The word nurture is such an enormous hug that lifts me up and supports me to become the very best version of myself.  So, without any hesitation, the thought of living a nurtured life inspires me to learn, curate, integrate, evolve and share the kaleidoscope of living wisdom available to us.

I hope that in some small way I’ll positively touch your life, and that my life choices will create a ripple effect that nurtures me, my family, friends, community, and our living planet. 

The aim of this online collectanea is to inspire you to also live a nurtured life.

Please pour yourself a warm cup of tea and find a comfy spot to read the topics that interest you most.

Curator of Living Wisdom

Recent Posts


The Seed Savers’ Handbook

With a focus on protecting our global food heritage, this is a complete reference for growing, preparing, and conserving productive food plants in our Australian homes.

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Edible Tubers

When we think of edible tubers that grow easily in our gardens, potatoes often spring to mind.  But there are so many other hardy, delicious, nutritious plants with edible tuberous roots that are worth trying.  Most don’t need daily attention so they’re perfect for Zone 2 in a permaculture patch.

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Herb and Vegetable Muffins

These tasty Herb and Vegetable Muffins are super easy to make and are a delicious, satisfying snack that can be served warm from the oven or chilled.  Plus they’re a great crowd-pleaser because they’re child-friendly, gluten-free and vegan.

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Spicy Beetroot and Apple Dip

This fresh and spicy Moroccan-inspired Beetroot and Apple Dip is a delicious, vibrant and healthy option to serve with crudités.  I’ve experimented with the flavours and it’s become an all-time favourite recipe that guests always ask me to share with them.

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Debbie Bassingthwaighte is a teacher, facilitator and mentor who aspires to live her very best life.  Her passion is to nurture and celebrate the unique and limitless potential of every learner, and to inspire you to live a nurtured life.