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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

Support Our Farmers

One way to support our farmers through the difficult drought times that the Australian agricultural sector is facing is to go the extra mile to seek out and buy Australian grown produce. So much effort and care has gone into the production of the fruit and vegetables that we buy each week and we should support our local farmers. In fact, many growers bring their … Continue reading Support Our Farmers

Potato and Sausage Star

This lovely brunch or breakfast recipe uses potatoes, flavoured with herbs and cheese made into a delightful ten pointed star shape using your favourite sausages. Here we have used frankfurts that are so easy to cook with. You could however, cook any sausage to shape the star. The result is an attractive centrepiece that makes a very tasty and satisfying meal. Potato and Sausage Star … Continue reading Potato and Sausage Star

Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato

The sweet red capsicum, slowly cooked with potato and the caramelised sweetness of the Spanish onion with the flavourful tomatoes makes the perfect bed for cooking eggs to perfection in the oven. The vegetable mix can even be prepared ahead making this a quick and oh so tasty breakfast, brunch or light lunch. Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato Ingredients: 1 large capsicum 1 … Continue reading Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato

What to Plant in August

The following is a list of vegetables you can plant in August in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable: Amaranth Artichokes in pots Beetroot Cabbage in seed trays Cape Gooseberry Capsicum in pots Chilli in pots Eggplant in seed trays Kohlrabi Leeks in seed trays Mustard Greens Onion Parsnip Peas Potato Radish Rocket Snow Peas … Continue reading What to Plant in August

Heart Shaped Apple Strudel Pies

Here is a recipe to make small single serve heart shaped pies with a traditional style apple strudel filling. The apples are spiced and the pies are made with shortcrust pastry and also sprinkled with spiced sugar. Wiltshire makes little heart shaped tart pans which are perfect for making these little mini pies. After baking the pies your kitchen will be filled with the delicious … Continue reading Heart Shaped Apple Strudel Pies

Tuscan Roasted Vegetables and Salmon

Baking fresh salmon with a colourful and tasty array of roasted vegetables makes a perfect meal. Grill the potatoes, sweet potatoes and eggplant to soften them and start the cooking process. When tossed with the capsicum, zucchini and sweet Spanish onion and baked in a hot oven the potatoes become golden and crisp and the other vegetables caramelise and bring out all their wonderful flavours. … Continue reading Tuscan Roasted Vegetables and Salmon