Dominique’s Lemon Curd and Raspberry Tartlets

Dominique has shared her wonderful recipe for lemon curd and raspberry tarlets with us. These tasty little morsels combine the sweetness of the pastry, balanced by the tang of the lemon curd and the juicy freshness of the raspberry on top. They are a delight to the senses. Lemons abound at the moment so what better way to use them than to make these delicious … Continue reading Dominique’s Lemon Curd and Raspberry Tartlets

Delicious Australian Grown Apples from Orange

Early this morning at Parklea Markets in outer Sydney we were spoilt for choice for the finest apples and pears brought to us direct from the premier fruit growing region of Orange in NSW. With those magnificent apples, just picked, crisp and delicious, it was hard to decide which varieties to buy this week. Then there were the many different varieties of sweet pears. I … Continue reading Delicious Australian Grown Apples from Orange

Growing Strawberries

Who could resist a luscious home grown strawberry. They are easy to grow organically and pesticide free, making your home grown strawberries even healthier for your family. Best of all, strawberries can be successfully grown in both large or small gardens, in pots, in hanging baskets, on sunny balconies, in foam vegetable packing boxes and even in modified guttering systems. In temperate  Sydney strawberry runners … Continue reading Growing Strawberries

Saltbush Lamb Greek Keftedes

Recently I was able to buy some organic saltbush lamb. I had heard about its unique flavour and less fattiness and decided to try it for myself. The lamb comes from South Australia where the special Dorper lambs graze on the drought tolerant Old Man Saltbush plants and grass, making the farming of these lambs and land management practices more sustainable. In addition the benefits … Continue reading Saltbush Lamb Greek Keftedes

What to Plant in May

The following is a list of things you can plant in May in Sydney, a temperate zone: Beans – broad beans Brussels sprouts seedlings Cabbage seedlings Carrot Cauliflower seedlings Garlic Kale seedlings Kohlrabi Leeks seedlings Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Onion Pak Choy Parsley Peas Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Snow Peas Spinach Strawberry Turnip Flower of the Month – Dampiera (Glasshouse Glory)       Continue reading What to Plant in May