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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

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

What to Plant in September

Today is the first day of spring and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables you can plant in September in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Artichokes Asparagus Basil Beans – climbing and bush beans Beetroot Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot Celery Chicory Chillies Cucumber Eggplant Jerusalem artichoke Leeks Lettuce Luffa Marrow Mustard Greens Parsnip … Continue reading What to Plant in September

Spiced Apple and Rhubarb Turnovers

Turnovers made from flaky puff pastry and delicious spiced apples and rhubarb are so easy to prepare and make a tasty treat. I have included instructions for freezing the turnovers so that you will have these delightful little parcels ready to bake whenever you want. Many thanks to Dominique who shared her recipe and clever method for freezing with us. Spiced Apple Turnovers Ingredients: 4 … Continue reading Spiced Apple and Rhubarb Turnovers

Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Leek Quiche

Or friend Trish inspired me to make this quiche that brings together salmon and capers. I have added oven roasted, thinly sliced fennel and leek. Even though people expect fennel to have a strong aniseed flavour, when baked, the flavour is more subtle and sweet, as is the leek and complements the smoked salmon well. Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Leek Quiche Ingredients: Shortcrust Pastry: 1 … Continue reading Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Leek Quiche