Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie

Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie The cape gooseberry, also known as the ground apple and tomatillo is now ready for harvest and perfect to use in this apple pie. The slight tang of the cape gooseberries balances the sweetness of the apple perfectly. Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie Ingredients: Pie Crust: 230 g plain flour 30 g cornflour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 125 g … Continue reading Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie

Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato

Italian sausages make a great meal and with potatoes, onion, garlic, fresh tomato, some rosemary and spices they are transformed into something really special. Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato Ingredients: 6 Italian sausages or your favourite sausages 2 tomatoes, chopped finely 2 large Desiree potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks 1 onion, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced 2 cloves of … Continue reading Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato

Jackie’s Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Jackie has shared her wonderful Vegetarian Zucchini Slice recipe which is perfect for any meal or for lunch at work. It is brings together so many great flavours. The tang of semi-sundried tomatoes, the sweetness of carrots and caramelised onion, the freshness of basil, a hint of ginger and the sharpness of Greek feta and Cheddar cheeses.   It is so easy to make and … Continue reading Jackie’s Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Celebrating Earth Day 2017

Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree, as I will be doing today.  My garden will be graced by the beautiful Leptospermum flavescence Cardwell with its soft weeping foliage. I also share this poem: Earth’s Secret Not solitarily in fields we find Earth’s secret open, though one page is there; Her plainest, such as children spell, and share With bird and beast; raised letters for … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day 2017

Growing Borage

Borage is a hardy annual herb that flowers during the warmer months and is much loved by bees . When planted in the garden, the lovely bright blue, star shaped borage  flowers attract these busy pollinators. The bees then also visit all the other plants you grow, increasing the productivity of the vegetable garden and ensuring good fruiting and flowering. This amazing herb has been cultivated … Continue reading Growing Borage

Happy Easter

To all our gardeners, our friends and followers we wish you you a Happy Easter! Christós anésti, Buona Pasqua, Joyeuses Pâques, Felices Pascuas, Feliz Pascoa, Frohe Ostern, Schöni Oschtere We have been busy colouring eggs a bright Easter red. You can see how to boil the perfect eggs and then colour them at the link here. This beautiful tradition is followed in many places throughout … Continue reading Happy Easter