Sweet Sapphire Grapes, a New Variety

Last year I had the pleasure of trying out this sweet and crisp new variety of grape, the Sweet Sapphire grape, developed in California and now grown here in Australia and around the world. They were just so sweet and delicious. The Sweet Sapphire grape is a new variety, naturally crossbred and GMO free, and grown in farms around Mildura in Victoria and in the … Continue reading Sweet Sapphire Grapes, a New Variety

Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

This is great vegetarian salad that is perfect for lunch and so healthy. Marinaded artichokes, cucumber, baby cos lettuce, red capsicum, mini Roma tomatoes, walnuts and Spanish Onions, all add a rainbow of colour to the cooked green lentils. Served with a vinaigrette dressing and crusty bread it makes a delicious lunch. Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad Ingredients: 2 cups cooked green lentils 1 medium … Continue reading Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

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Apples and Summer Fruit from Orange

What an abundance of Australian grown summer fruit: nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums, new season apples, pears, figs, mangoes , the summer delicacy, prickly pears and much more were available this morning at Parklea Markets in outer Sydney. Fruit growers, Rod and Boris, brought them to us, as they do each week, direct from the farm in the premier fruit growing region of Orange, NSW. The … Continue reading Apples and Summer Fruit from Orange

What to Plant in February

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in February in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans (dwarf) Beetroot Broccoli Brussel sprouts Carrot Cauliflower Chives Cucumber Endive Fennel Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard greens Onion Parsley Radish Silverbeet Swedes Turnip Zucchini Plant of the Month – Flowers of the Moringa tree – the “miracle tree”   Continue reading What to Plant in February