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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

Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

This is great vegetarian salad that is perfect for lunch and so healthy. Marinaded artichokes, cucumber, baby cos lettuce, red capsicum, mini Roma tomatoes, walnuts and Spanish Onions, all add a rainbow of colour to the cooked green lentils. Served with a vinaigrette dressing and crusty bread it makes a delicious lunch. Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad Ingredients: 2 cups cooked green lentils 1 medium … Continue reading Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

What to Plant in February

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in February in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans (dwarf) Beetroot Broccoli Brussel sprouts Carrot Cauliflower Chives Cucumber Endive Fennel Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard greens Onion Parsley Radish Silverbeet Swedes Turnip Zucchini Plant of the Month – Flowers of the Moringa tree – the “miracle tree”   Continue reading What to Plant in February

Classic Paella Valenciana

  Classic Paella Valenciana This is a classic recipe for a delicious Valencian Paella. Traditionally, it is served for lunch. If you can, use Bomba, Calasparra or other paella rice which is traditionally used to make paella. It is a short grain, low starch rice that is excellent for absorption of the flavours and moisture of the recipe and these properties make it different to … Continue reading Classic Paella Valenciana

Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup

Fresh Asparagus and silverbeet and the creaminess and density of the potatoes come together well in this healthy soup. It is quick to prepare and easy to make and is a great starter to a meal served with crusty bread. Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup Ingredients: 2 bunches of fresh asparagus spears. Snap the spears. Reserve 2 of the tips for each bowl to garnish the … Continue reading Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup