Green Beans in Tomato Sauce with Rice

Beans are in season and I am harvesting some every day. I have also been making oven roasted tomato sauce with the last of summer’s tomatoes.  A great way of using the beans is to cook them in tomato sauce. This recipe is popular throughout the Mediterranean and you can make a little fresh tomato sauce or use some that you have prepared ahead. Served … Continue reading Green Beans in Tomato Sauce with Rice

Tuna, Chickpea and Wild Rice Salad

A healthy salad of seasonal vegetables, wild rice, chickpeas, flaxseeds and  tuna makes a hearty and filling lunch. It is rich with leafy greens, snow peas, roasted sweet potato, and with the sharpness of cranberries or pomegranate seeds. The nutty taste of mixed wild rice is balanced by the freshness of orange segments, lemon juice and mint. Lower in calories than regular rice, wild red … Continue reading Tuna, Chickpea and Wild Rice Salad

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 vegetables and herbs that  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 … Continue reading What to Plant in March