Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry

Champagne pastry has a light cake like texture due to the addition of self raising flour and cornflour. The spiced apples and champagne pastry make a wonderful light slice for afternoon tea. Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry Ingredients: Apple Filling: 4 large Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced thinly 285 mls water (10 fl oz) 1 Tsp ground cinnamon 4 whole cloves 1/4 cup … Continue reading Spiced Apple Slice with Champagne Pastry

What to Plant in October

The following is a list of vegetables that you can plant in October, in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Artichokes Asparagus Basil Beans – climbing and bush beans Beetroot Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot Celery – in seed trays Chicory Chillies Cucumber Daikon Dill Eggplant Jerusalem artichoke Leeks Lettuce Luffa Marrow – in seed trays Mustard Greens Okra – in seed trays Parsley Parsnip … Continue reading What to Plant in October

Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Italian cauliflower and potato soup is really quick and easy to make. Cauliflower is in season and this soup, with potato, fresh tomato and garlic, is satisfying and delicious. Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup Ingredients: 1/2  large head of cauliflower, trimmed of leaves an stalks and cut into florets 3 medium potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1cm cubes 3 Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise … Continue reading Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Oat, Cranberry and Fruit Slice

This delicious and easy to make slice brings together the flavours of cranberry and sultana with oats and coconut. The slice is moist and morish and a perfect accompaniment for your afternoon tea or coffee. Oat, Cranberry and Fruit Slice Ingredients 1 cup of oats 1/4 cup coconut 100g self raising flour 50 g dried cranberries 50 g sultanas 1 cup light brown sugar 1 … Continue reading Oat, Cranberry and Fruit Slice

What to Plant in September

Today is the first day of spring and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables you can plant in September in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Artichokes Asparagus Basil Beans – climbing and bush beans Beetroot Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot Celery Chicory Chillies Cucumber Eggplant Jerusalem artichoke Leeks Lettuce Luffa Marrow Mustard Greens Parsnip … Continue reading What to Plant in September