Homemade Strawberry Jam

The strawberries are blooming in the garden and spring will bring a bumper crop. In Sydney strawberries are particularly cheap and abundant so if you have never tried making jam why not give it a try. There is nothing better than a good spoonful of homemade strawberry jam to spread on your toast or to dollop on your scones with cream. This recipe will help … Continue reading Homemade Strawberry Jam

Orange Sultana Butter Cake

This cake is a simple but great bundt cake for afternoon tea, using this seasons oranges for flavour and the sweetness of Australian sultanas. Orange Sultana Butter Cake Ingredients: 170 g butter 1 cup of sugar 3 cups Self Raising flour, sifted 3 large eggs 3/4 cup milk Juice of 1 medium orange zest of one orange 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup of sultanas … Continue reading Orange Sultana Butter Cake

Angie’s Spinach Frittata

Sometimes its the simple things that are the best. Angie shared this delicious spinach frittata with us and has given us her recipe. It makes a wonderful and satisfying meal. Angie’s Spinach Frittata     Ingredients: 4 eggs half a bunch of spinach – chop stalks finely and leaves roughly 2 medium onions chopped finely 1 tblsp of olive oil 2 cloves of garlic – … Continue reading Angie’s Spinach Frittata

Pink Pickled Turnips (Turshi Left)

Turnips are in season and a great way to use the bounty is to make pickled turnips. Patricia gave us two beautiful freshly harvested turnips which we used to make Turshi Left, or pickled turnips that are popularly eaten all around the mediterranean region. They are simple to make and use a salt and vinergar brine and fresh beetroot to give an attractive pink colouring … Continue reading Pink Pickled Turnips (Turshi Left)

What to Plant in September

Today is the first day of spring and this is the first planting guide of the season.┬áThe following is a list of things 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 Peas … Continue reading What to Plant in September