Eggplant, Tomato and Onion Tart

Summer is over and we are finishing the last eggplants and cherry tomatoes of the season. This tart combines these two main ingredients along with caramelised onions and a touch of roasted capsicum and parmesan cheese to make a tasty savoury tart for lunch. Eggplant, Tomato and Onion Tart   Ingredients: Tart Filling: 5-6 Long eggplants 500g cherry tomatoes 1 large onion, sliced thinly 1 … Continue reading Eggplant, Tomato and Onion Tart

Culturing Milk Kefir

    Kefir is a fermented milk drink originating in the north Caucasus Mountains and is a rich source of probiotics. Probiotic bacteria found in kefir products include Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens, Lactococcus lactis, and Leuconostoc species. It has even been mentioned in the writings of Marco Polo of his travels among the Tartars: “They drink … Continue reading Culturing Milk Kefir

2017 Collectors’ Plant Fair Sydney

The Collectors’ Plant Fair Sydney returns in 2017 with over 80 growers from all over Australia, bringing their array of unusual and rare plants to you. Its just a month away. Bring your friends, buy a plant that is not easily available, chat with growers and experts, find that book or have a coffee and enjoy a day out amongst other plant lovers. There is … Continue reading 2017 Collectors’ Plant Fair Sydney

Egg, Bacon and Vegetable Pie

Making an egg, bacon and vegetable pie is a perfect way to use any leftover vegetables that you may have in your fridge. Here we have used broccolini, and leeks and potato from the garden. Egg, Bacon and Vegetable Pie Ingredients: 4 large eggs 1 large or 2 small leeks cut lengthwise, washed well and chopped thinly 3-4 stems of broccolini, lightly steamed and chopped … Continue reading Egg, Bacon and Vegetable Pie

What to Plant in March

Today is the first day of autumn and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of things you can plant in March in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli transplant seedlings Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Daikon Endive Kale Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Parsley Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Spinach Turnip … Continue reading What to Plant in March