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Delicious Australian Grown Apples from Orange

Early this morning at Parklea Markets in outer Sydney we were spoilt for choice for the finest apples and pears brought to us direct from the premier fruit growing region of Orange in NSW. With those magnificent apples, just picked, crisp and delicious, it was hard to decide which varieties to buy this week. Then there were the many different varieties of sweet pears. I … Continue reading Delicious Australian Grown Apples from Orange

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Enjoying and Growing Pulses

The year 2016 was nominated as the International Year of Pulses. We joined the activities by listing recipes on this page along with links to information pages for growing various pulses in the home garden. Check out the recipes and growing information below. Last year we grew Chickpeas with success and you can see the plant in the banner of this post and photographed below. … Continue reading Enjoying and Growing Pulses

What to Plant in November

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that you can plant in November, in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the links for more planting and growing details: Artichokes Asparagus crowns Basil seedlings Beans (bush and climbing) Beetroot Borage Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot Celery Chives Coriander Cucumber Eggplant Jerusalem Artichoke Lemon Balm Lettuce Luffa Marrow Okra Parsley Peanut Pumpkin Radish … Continue reading What to Plant in November

Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry

Champagne pastry has a light cake like texture due to the addition of self raising flour and cornflour. The spiced apples and champagne pastry make a wonderful light slice for afternoon tea. Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry Ingredients: Apple Filling: 4 large Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced thinly 285 mls water (10 fl oz) 1 Tsp ground cinnamon 4 whole cloves 1/4 cup … Continue reading Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry

What to Plant in October

The following is a list of vegetables that you can plant in October, in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Artichokes Asparagus Basil Beans – climbing and bush beans Beetroot Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot Celery – in seed trays Chicory Chillies Cucumber Daikon Dill Eggplant Jerusalem artichoke Leeks Lettuce Luffa Marrow – in seed trays Mustard Greens Okra – in seed trays Parsley Parsnip … Continue reading What to Plant in October

Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Italian cauliflower and potato soup is really quick and easy to make. Cauliflower is in season and this soup, with potato, fresh tomato and garlic, is satisfying and delicious. Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup Ingredients: 1/2  large head of cauliflower, trimmed of leaves an stalks and cut into florets 3 medium potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1cm cubes 3 Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise … Continue reading Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Oat, Cranberry and Fruit Slice

This delicious and easy to make slice brings together the flavours of cranberry and sultana with oats and coconut. The slice is moist and morish and a perfect accompaniment for your afternoon tea or coffee. Oat, Cranberry and Fruit Slice Ingredients 1 cup of oats 1/4 cup coconut 100g self raising flour 50 g dried cranberries 50 g sultanas 1 cup light brown sugar 1 … Continue reading Oat, Cranberry and Fruit Slice