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Enjoying and Growing Pulses

The year 2016 was nominated as the International Year of Pulses. We joined the activities by listing recipes on this page along with links to information pages for growing various pulses in the home garden. Check out the recipes and growing information below. Last year we grew Chickpeas with success and you can see the plant in the banner of this post and photographed below. … Continue reading Enjoying and Growing Pulses

Chickpeas With Tomato Sauce

This recipe uses healthy chickpeas in a rich tomato sauce. It can be made ahead for a healthy lunch accompanied by some steamed rice  or with crusty bread. Chickpeas with Tomato Sauce Ingredients   4 slices of bacon chopped finely 1 carrot, chopped finely 1 brown onion chopped finely 1 stalk of celery chopped finely 1 tbs olive oil 3 cups of tomato passata 1 … Continue reading Chickpeas With Tomato Sauce


Roast Pumpkin and Chickpea Soup

This year two pumpkin plants  grew out of the compost bins and soon they sprawled across half the backyard. Fed by the compost they yielded 30 medium to large pumpkins that were a blessing to family and friends at harvest time. We’re down to our last four so I thought it was a perfect day to make pumpkin soup. Roasting the pumpkin brings out the … Continue reading Roast Pumpkin and Chickpea Soup