Pearl Onions in Tomato Balsamic Sauce

Pearl onions cooked in tomato sauce make a great side dish for any meal and are even delicious as a cold salad.  The combination of brown sugar, white balsamic vinegar and capers give the onions a lovely sweet and sour taste and the grape tomatoes make the sauce really flavourful and rich. Pearl Onions in Tomato Balsamic Sauce Ingredients: 500 g pearl onions 2 Tblsp … Continue reading Pearl Onions in Tomato Balsamic Sauce

Jackie’s Spicy Carrot and Celery Soup

Jackie has kindly shared her absolutely delicious soup recipe with us. Its perfect when all you have left left in the fridge is some carrots and celery. You can still make a delicious soup using some good stock and the fragrant kick of ground coriander and cumin. If you dry roast your coriander and cumin seeds and grind them yourself the flavour will be even … Continue reading Jackie’s Spicy Carrot and Celery Soup

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Support Our Farmers

One way to support our farmers through the difficult drought times that the Australian agricultural sector is facing is to go the extra mile to seek out and buy Australian grown produce. So much effort and care has gone into the production of the fruit and vegetables that we buy each week and we should support our local farmers. In fact, many growers bring their … Continue reading Support Our Farmers

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. Just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable or herb:: Amaranth Artichokes Asparagus Basil Beans – climbing and bush beans Beetroot Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot … Continue reading What to Plant in September

Potato and Sausage Star

This lovely brunch or breakfast recipe uses potatoes, flavoured with herbs and cheese made into a delightful ten pointed star shape using your favourite sausages. Here we have used frankfurts that are so easy to cook with. You could however, cook any sausage to shape the star. The result is an attractive centrepiece that makes a very tasty and satisfying meal. Potato and Sausage Star … Continue reading Potato and Sausage Star

Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato

The sweet red capsicum, slowly cooked with potato and the caramelised sweetness of the Spanish onion with the flavourful tomatoes makes the perfect bed for cooking eggs to perfection in the oven. The vegetable mix can even be prepared ahead making this a quick and oh so tasty breakfast, brunch or light lunch. Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato Ingredients: 1 large capsicum 1 … Continue reading Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato