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Apples and Summer Fruit from Orange

What an abundance of Australian grown summer fruit: nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums, new season apples, pears, figs, mangoes , the summer delicacy, prickly pears and much more were available this morning at Parklea Markets in outer Sydney. Fruit growers, Rod and Boris, brought them to us, as they do each week, direct from the farm in the premier fruit growing region of Orange, NSW. The … Continue reading Apples and Summer Fruit from Orange

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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

Slow Cooked Beef in Red Wine

Winter has finally come to Sydney and its the perfect time for comfort food like stewed beef and mashed potatoes. Even the cheapest cuts of beef become meltingly tender when slow cooked in a rich sauce of the best red wine, vegetables and herbs. These simple ingredients and just a little preparation and some long, slow, cooking will give you the most delicious stew you … Continue reading Slow Cooked Beef in Red Wine

What to Plant in June

Today is the first day of winter and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables you can plant in June in Sydney, a temperate zone (just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable): Beans – broad beans Cabbage  seedlings Garlic Kale seedlings Lettuce Mustard greens Onion Peas Radish Snow Peas Strawberry plants … Continue reading What to Plant in June

Walnut, Lime and Lemon Biscotti

Crisp biscotti are perfect to serve with your coffee. We have made these with new season Australian walnuts and limes and candied lemon peel which gives the biscuits a hint of citrus flavour. The crushed cardamom and a touch of cinnamon add fragrance to the biscotti too. They are so easy to make why not give them a try. Walnut, Lime and Lemon Biscotti Ingredients: … Continue reading Walnut, Lime and Lemon Biscotti

Giant Conchiglioni Pasta with Spinach and Ricotta

Giant Conchiglioni pasta shells stuffed with a tasty mixture of cheeses, spinach and cooked in tomato with a layer of bechamel sauce is an Italian favourite. With a little preparation ahead this is a dish that is easy to make as an entrée for that special meal or to eat on their own. Giant Conchiglioni Pasta with Spinach and Ricotta Ingredients: Pasta and Stuffing: 16 … Continue reading Giant Conchiglioni Pasta with Spinach and Ricotta

What to Plant in May

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that you can plant in May in Sydney, a temperate zone (just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable): Beans – broad beans Brussels sprouts seedlings Cabbage seedlings Carrot Cauliflower seedlings Garlic Kale seedlings Kohlrabi Leeks seedlings Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Onion Pak Choy Parsley Peas Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Snow Peas Spinach … Continue reading What to Plant in May