Roasted Vegetable Pasties

These tasty  vegetable pasties combine the mellow flavours of oven roasted, seasonal root vegetables and pumpkin with the kick of kalamata olives and Italian herbs. Baking vegetables enhances their flavour and brings out their sweetness. The depth of flavour will surprise you. This is also a great way to use any left over baked vegetables. The pasties are just right for lunch with your favourite … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Pasties

Eating Seasonal Vegetables in Winter

The real benefit of growing your own vegetables is being able to eat seasonally. However, it is easy for anyone to choose vegetables that are in season as the basis of their diet. Not only are seasonal vegetables fresh, plentiful and well priced but they can also be sourced more locally and so will have travelled fewer miles to reach us which makes for sustainable … Continue reading Eating Seasonal Vegetables in Winter

Italian Polpette in Tomato Sauce

Polpette are tender small Italian meatballs that are cooked in a rich tomato sauce. In Italy they are eaten as a second course with potatoes or vegetables or even rice or polenta. Around the world polpette are eaten with pasta and this makes a lovely and satisfying complete meal when served with a fresh green garden salad. Polpette are also good for lunch, in a … Continue reading Italian Polpette in Tomato Sauce

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

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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