Pasta with Potato Sauce, Sausage and Chard

Pasta and potatoes may seem an unusual combination but you will be surprised at how delicious this humble Italian dish really is. It has its origins in Neopolitan peasant cuisine that made use of leftover pasta and vegetables so that nothing was wasted. The Italians have always been creative and this dish is a sustainable way to use up leftover mixed pasta and with potatoes … Continue reading Pasta with Potato Sauce, Sausage and Chard

The Spectacular Hylocereus undatus

Recently, I had the pleasure of observing the night flowering Hylocereus undatus as it bloomed. This is the flower of the pitahaya or white fleshed dragon fruit. Catching the plant in flower can be tricky if the plant is small like mine, (it had only one flower) and it blooms only over one night between dusk and dawn.  It is easy to overlook the emerging bud as … Continue reading The Spectacular Hylocereus undatus

The Collectors’ Plant Fair 2019

The Collectors’ Plant Fair Sydney returns this coming weekend. Over 100 growers from all over Australia will be bringing their array of unusual and rare plants to you. Details:                 Dates:                             Sat & Sun 6-7, April 2019 Times: Saturday … Continue reading The Collectors’ Plant Fair 2019

What to Plant in April

The following is a list of vegetables that you can plant in April in Sydney, a temperate zone (just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable): Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Daikon Endive Garlic Kale Kohlrabi Leek seedlings Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Parsley Peas Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Snowpeas Spinach Turnip Plant … Continue reading What to Plant in April