Growing Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a close relative of onions, leeks and chives a popular ingredient in cooking due to its delicious taste though from ancient times, the main use of garlic was for its health giving and medicinal properties. Garlic is very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. Growth habits and planting needs Select a site that gets full sun. When choosing what garlic … Continue reading Growing Garlic

Anzac Biscuits

Australia pauses today to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in war.  We remember that day, 25 April,1915, when the soldiers of Australia and New Zealand landed on that beach at Gallipoli and with courage made the supreme sacrifice. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed. With a population of 4.5 million at that time Australia, as a fledgling nation, suffered 61,921 military deaths … Continue reading Anzac Biscuits

Guava, Pecan and Crumble Torte

Pecans and guavas are in season in Sydney and we are blessed with a bumper crop of each this year. This cake combines these two fruits into a dense nutty torte with a crumble topping, perfect with a good dollop of double cream and cup of coffee or tea. Guava, Pecan and Crumble Torte Ingredients: 120g pecan nuts, finely ground 450g  ripe pink guavas 125 g … Continue reading Guava, Pecan and Crumble Torte

Fascinating Garden Visitors -Stick Insects

  Every year our garden is visited by the amazing Titan Stick Insect (Acrophylla Titan) and its usually found in the guava tree doing its best at really looking like a branch of the tree.  It is about 25 cm long and takes quite an observant eye to spot. They usually feed on the eucalyptus tree, a large specimen of which is nearby, but they … Continue reading Fascinating Garden Visitors -Stick Insects