Spiced Parsnip and Potato Soup

  Spiced Parsnip and Potato Soup Parsnips are in season and are delicious baked and used to make soups. This recipe adds spices to a classic parsnip soup. It is so easy to make by baking the parnips and potatoes to bring out their flavour. Ingredients: 750g  young parsnips, peeled and cut in half lengthwise and then into 1.5 cm slices 2 large potatoes, peeled … Continue reading Spiced Parsnip and Potato Soup

Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the jewels of summer and always taste best when home grown. With good soil preparation and the careful selection of varieties you can successfully grow delicious tomatoes even in Sydney where the fruit fly creates challenges for the tomato grower. Growth habits and planting needs Choose a site that gets full sun for at least 8 hours a day when growing tomatoes. Make … Continue reading Growing Tomatoes

Angie’s Spaghetti with Cauliflower and Broccolini

Angie shares this quick and really tasty recipe using cauliflower and broccolini with prosciutto to make a delicious pasta dish. Angie’s Spaghetti with Cauliflower and Broccolini Ingredients: 1/2 cup of cauliflower florets cut into quarters per person A handful of broccolini or broccoli florets per person 100 g spaghetti per person 5 slices of prosciutto, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, halved then thinly sliced 3 … Continue reading Angie’s Spaghetti with Cauliflower and Broccolini

Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

Tender slow cooked corned beef, cooked in spices and broth with root vegetables and cabbage makes a perfect winter meal. Just prepare everything and place into your slow cooker over night and next day it your corned beef will be tender and delicious. Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients: 1 piece of corned beef 1.5-2 kg 3 parsnips, peeled and cut into pieces 2 … Continue reading Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Here is a way to use any root vegetables that you have to make a delicious and warming winter soup. Roasting the vegetables and caramelising the onions heightens the flavour of this soup. Serve with root vegetable chips made from the recipe included. Roasted Root Vegetable Soup Ingredients: 3 parsnips 2 carrots 2 sticks of celery 1 leek 1 onion. sliced 1 swede 2 large … Continue reading Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

What to plant in August

The following is a list of things you can plant in August in Sydney, a temperate zone: 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 Sunflower Tomato in pots Watermelon in pots Plant of the Month – The stunning Leptospermum Cardwell   Continue reading What to plant in August