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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

Classic Pesto Genovese Sauce

Classic Pesto Genovese sauce originates in Genova the capital of  Liguria, Italy. It is made using seven ingredients: fresh sweet basil leaves, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino cheese, garlic, rock salt and olive oil. In Italian, the word pesto means to crush and this how the sauce is produced, by crushing all the ingredients. To get the best flavour the basil leaves are crushed rather … Continue reading Classic Pesto Genovese Sauce

Coconut, Cornflake Meringue Cookies

I was given this recipe many years ago and thought I would share it with you. The delicate crisp biscuits are just the accompaniment for a cup of coffee or tea. Coconut, Cornflake Meringue Cookies Ingredients: 2 cups corn flakes 3/4 cup of coconut 3/4 cup of sugar 2 tbsp melted butter 2 egg whites at room temperature* pinch of salt Method: Preheat oven to … Continue reading Coconut, Cornflake Meringue Cookies

What to Plant in December

Today is the first day of summer and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in December in Sydney, a temperate zone: Basil Beans (dwarf and climbing) Beetroot Cape Gooseberry Capsicum seedlings Carrot Celery seedlings Chilli Choko Cucumber Eggplant seedlings Kohlrabi Leeks seedlings Lettuce Luffa seedlings Marrow Mustard greens Okra … Continue reading What to Plant in December

Grace’s Profiteroles

Grace’s delicious profiteroles are her signature dessert dish and she has kindly shared her recipe with us. The delicate choux pastry shells are filled with a smooth custard and drizzled with chocolate sauce. These delightful little morsels are perfect for celebrations, afternoon tea or dessert. Careful attention to measuring the ingredients and patience will reward you with a feather light puff that everyone will enjoy.  … Continue reading Grace’s Profiteroles

Celery and Potato Soup

Soup makes  a quick and satisfying meal and this recipe is so easy to make. Celery and potatoes and the sweetness of a red Spanish onion give this soup great flavour. Topped off with crisp prosciutto and served with some crusty sourdough bread, it is perfect for any meal. Celery and Potato Soup Ingredients: 150 g celery, chopped into 1 cm lengths 4 medium Desiree … Continue reading Celery and Potato Soup

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