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

Spiced Apple and Rhubarb Turnovers

Turnovers made from flaky puff pastry and delicious spiced apples and rhubarb are so easy to prepare and make a tasty treat. I have included instructions for freezing the turnovers so that you will have these delightful little parcels ready to bake whenever you want. Many thanks to Dominique who shared her recipe and clever method for freezing with us. Spiced Apple Turnovers Ingredients: 4 … Continue reading Spiced Apple and Rhubarb Turnovers

Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Leek Quiche

Or friend Trish inspired me to make this quiche that brings together salmon and capers. I have added oven roasted, thinly sliced fennel and leek. Even though people expect fennel to have a strong aniseed flavour, when baked, the flavour is more subtle and sweet, as is the leek and complements the smoked salmon well. Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Leek Quiche Ingredients: Shortcrust Pastry: 1 … Continue reading Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Leek Quiche

What to Plant in August

The following is a list of things you can plant in August in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Artichokes  in pots Beetroot Cabbage in seed trays Cape Gooseberry Capsicum in pots Chilli in pots Eggplant in seed trays Kohlrabi Leeks in seed trays Mustard Greens Onion Parsnip Peas Potato Radish Rocket Snow Peas Sunflower Tomato in pots Watermelon in pots Plant of the Month – … Continue reading What to Plant in August

Roasted Beetroot, Feta and Spinach Tart

Beetroot and spinach are winter vegetables that we can use to make a delicious tart. This recipe uses two cheeses, cheddar and feta, spinach and the beetroot is roasted to bring out all its sweet flavour. The vegetables and pastry can be prepared ahead to save time. This quick and easy tart is flavourful and the pastry strips that garnish the tart give it  a … Continue reading Roasted Beetroot, Feta and Spinach Tart