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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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2016 International Year Of 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. Last year we grew Chickpeas with success and you can see the plant in the banner of this post and photographed below. We will be growing this again this year … Continue reading 2016 International Year Of Pulses

Dominique’s Lemon Curd and Raspberry Tartlets

Dominique has shared her wonderful recipe for lemon curd and raspberry tarlets with us. These tasty little morsels combine the sweetness of the pastry, balanced by the tang of the lemon curd and the juicy freshness of the raspberry on top. They are a delight to the senses. Lemons abound at the moment so what better way to use them than to make these delicious … Continue reading Dominique’s Lemon Curd and Raspberry Tartlets

Saltbush Lamb Greek Keftedes

Recently I was able to buy some organic saltbush lamb. I had heard about its unique flavour and less fattiness and decided to try it for myself. The lamb comes from South Australia where the special Dorper lambs graze on the drought tolerant Old Man Saltbush plants and grass, making the farming of these lambs and land management practices more sustainable. In addition the benefits … Continue reading Saltbush Lamb Greek Keftedes

What to Plant in May

The following is a list of things you can plant in May in Sydney, a temperate zone: 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 Strawberry Turnip Flower of the Month – Dampiera (Glasshouse Glory)       Continue reading What to Plant in May

Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie

Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie The cape gooseberry, also known as the ground apple and tomatillo is now ready for harvest and perfect to use in this apple pie. The slight tang of the cape gooseberries balances the sweetness of the apple perfectly. Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie Ingredients: Pie Crust: 230 g plain flour 30 g cornflour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 125 g … Continue reading Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie

Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato

Italian sausages make a great meal and with potatoes, onion, garlic, fresh tomato, some rosemary and spices they are transformed into something really special. Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato Ingredients: 6 Italian sausages or your favourite sausages 2 tomatoes, chopped finely 2 large Desiree potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks 1 onion, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced 2 cloves of … Continue reading Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato