Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

These little individual pies, made using homemade shortcrust pastry, have a crisp outer shell, filled with a rich mixture of lentils, mushroom, carrot and celery. The dark ale, sweet caramelised red shallots, the rosemary and garlic give a deep robust flavour to the mushrooms. The addition of roasted sweet potato on the base adds balance to the ale and also keeps the base from becoming … Continue reading Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

A Mediterranean Lunch

Today I will set out a quick and easy to prepare, tasty and delicious Mediterranean style lunch of Koftas with grilled zucchini salad. It is accompanied with a salad of mixed baby heirloom plum tomatoes and cucumber, roasted banana chillies, kalamata olives, feta cheese and Baba Ganoush dip. This is traditionally served with fresh rocket leaves, pita bread and wedges of lemon. Allowing the Koftas … Continue reading A Mediterranean Lunch

Savoury and Sweet Galettes

I have always wanted to make a galette, that free form rustic tart made of pastry and filled with fruit or other vegetables.  It can be another great sustainable way to make something interesting from leftover vegetables that you may have or perhaps to use fruit you have in the crisper. Here I have used baked vegetables that I had made from this recipe and … Continue reading Savoury and Sweet Galettes

What to Plant in January

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in January in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable or herb: Amaranth Beans (dwarf and climbing) Beetroot Carrot Chives Cucumber EggplantEggplant seedlings Kohlrabi Lettuce Marrow Mustard Greens Okra seedlings Okra seedlings Parsley Radish Rosella Silverbeet Sunflower Sweet corn Turnip Zucchini Plant of the … Continue reading What to Plant in January