Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake

Basbousa is a traditional Middle Eastern cake made from semolina, yoghurt and blanched almonds and soaked in a sweet syrup flavoured with lemon, rose water and orange blossom water. ┬áThe home blanched almonds also give this cake a lovely crunch. Basbousa is so delicious and cut into small squares makes a lovely sweet treat for any special occasion. Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake

What to Plant in December

Today is the first day of summer and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables and herbs you can plant in December in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable or herb: Basil Beans (dwarf and climbing) Beetroot Cape Gooseberry Capsicum seedlings Carrot Celery seedlings Chilli Choko … Continue reading What to Plant in December

Zucchini, Onion and Prosciutto Crustless Quiche

This very easy crustless quiche is so easy to make and with the zucchini, prosciutto, ham and Spanish onion, makes a tasty meal to serve with a great salad. At the moment celeriac is still available in Sydney. It makes the perfect salad to serve with the quiche. I have included a link for the recipe below if you want to try it. Zucchini, Onion … Continue reading Zucchini, Onion and Prosciutto Crustless Quiche

Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits

Dominique has shared the recipe with us for these delicious and easy to make biscuits. Filled with oats, nuts, dates and seeds they make a great accompaniment for that afternoon cup of tea or for a quick, healthy snack on the run. Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits Ingredients: 1 cup of brown sugar 115 g butter, softened 2 eggs 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 … Continue reading Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits

What to Plant in November

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs you can plant in November in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable or herb: Artichokes Asparagus crowns Basil seedlings Beans (bush and climbing) Beetroot Borage Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot Celery Chives Coriander Cucumber Eggplant Jerusalem Artichoke Lemon Balm Lettuce Luffa Marrow Okra Parsley Peanut … Continue reading What to Plant in November

Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes

These healthy little polenta cakes combine zucchini and tomato with two cheeses and the goodness of Kefir. The sausage and bacon add a great flavour and makes them perfect for a light lunch or for snack anytime. Prepare the ingredients ahead and they are really quick and easy to make. Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes Ingredients: 1/3 cup polenta 1/3 cup plain flour 1/2 tsp … Continue reading Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes

Planting by the Moon

Moon phase gardening has been used since ancient times. It was possibly the first use humans made of the lunar cycle and evidence traces it back thousands of years to the ancient peoples of the Nile and Euphrates River Valley. ┬áThis method of timing planting, cultivating and harvesting is still used today though little modern science has been conducted into its methods. Moon phase gardeners … Continue reading Planting by the Moon