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Apples and Summer Fruit from Orange

What an abundance of Australian grown summer fruit: nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums, new season apples, pears, figs, mangoes , the summer delicacy, prickly pears and much more were available this morning at Parklea Markets in outer Sydney. Fruit growers, Rod and Boris, brought them to us, as they do each week, direct from the farm in the premier fruit growing region of Orange, NSW. The … Continue reading Apples and Summer Fruit from Orange

What to Plant in February

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in February in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans (dwarf) Beetroot Broccoli Brussel sprouts Carrot Cauliflower Chives Cucumber Endive Fennel Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard greens Onion Parsley Radish Silverbeet Swedes Turnip Zucchini Plant of the Month – Flowers of the Moringa tree – the “miracle tree”   Continue reading What to Plant in February

Classic Paella Valenciana

  Classic Paella Valenciana This is a classic recipe for a delicious Valencian Paella. Traditionally, it is served for lunch. If you can, use Bomba, Calasparra or other paella rice which is traditionally used to make paella. It is a short grain, low starch rice that is excellent for absorption of the flavours and moisture of the recipe and these properties make it different to … Continue reading Classic Paella Valenciana

Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup

Fresh Asparagus and silverbeet and the creaminess and density of the potatoes come together well in this healthy soup. It is quick to prepare and easy to make and is a great starter to a meal served with crusty bread. Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup Ingredients: 2 bunches of fresh asparagus spears. Snap the spears. Reserve 2 of the tips for each bowl to garnish the … Continue reading Asparagus, Silverbeet and Potato Soup

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: Amaranth Beans (dwarf and climbing) Beetroot Carrot Chives Cucumber Egglant seedlings Kohlrabi Lettuce Marrow Mustard Greens Okra seedlings Parsley Radish Rosella Silverbeet Sunflower Sweet corn Turnip Zucchini Plant of the Month –  The fragrant Magnolia champaca – Joy Perfume Tree     Continue reading What to Plant in January