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

Happy Easter

To all our gardeners, our friends and followers I wish you a Happy Easter! Christós anésti, Buona Pasqua, Joyeuses Pâques, Felices Pascuas, Feliz Pascoa, Frohe Ostern, Schöni Oschtere. Also – Chag Kasher V’Sameach to all our Jewish friends who are celebrating Passover. I have coloured my red Easter eggs (see this link for how I coloured them) and the traditional Easter food and Easter treats … Continue reading Happy Easter

Green Beans in Tomato Sauce with Rice

Beans are in season and I am harvesting some every day. I have also been making oven roasted tomato sauce with the last of summer’s tomatoes.  A great way of using the beans is to cook them in tomato sauce. This recipe is popular throughout the Mediterranean and you can make a little fresh tomato sauce or use some that you have prepared ahead. Served … Continue reading Green Beans in Tomato Sauce with Rice

Tuna, Chickpea and Wild Rice Salad

A healthy salad of seasonal vegetables, wild rice, chickpeas, flaxseeds and  tuna makes a hearty and filling lunch. It is rich with leafy greens, snow peas, roasted sweet potato, and with the sharpness of cranberries or pomegranate seeds. The nutty taste of mixed wild rice is balanced by the freshness of orange segments, lemon juice and mint. Lower in calories than regular rice, wild red … Continue reading Tuna, Chickpea and Wild Rice Salad

What to Plant in March

Today is the first day of autumn and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in March in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli transplant seedlings Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Daikon Endive Kale Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Parsley Radish Rocket Shallots … Continue reading What to Plant in March

Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

This is great vegetarian salad that is perfect for lunch and so healthy. Marinaded artichokes, cucumber, baby cos lettuce, red capsicum, mini Roma tomatoes, walnuts and Spanish Onions, all add a rainbow of colour to the cooked green lentils. Served with a vinaigrette dressing and crusty bread it makes a delicious lunch. Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad Ingredients: 2 cups cooked green lentils 1 medium … Continue reading Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad