Spiced Raisin Bread and Apple pudding

Leftover raisin bread will make a delicious pudding, not unlike the traditional bread and butter pudding but with some flavourful additions. For the best results use quality spiced raisin bread that is dense and fruity. The raisin bread, soaked in egg that has been flavoured with orange zest, vanilla extract and brandy, is then topped with a whisper of cinnamon and spiced poached apple slices. … Continue reading Spiced Raisin Bread and Apple pudding

Polpettone, an Italian Meatloaf

The humble meatloaf is often underestimated but it can make a satisfying and tasty meal eaten hot from the oven or sliced cold. This recipe is for ‘Polpettone’ which in Italian means large meatball and is an Italian meatloaf. It usually uses a number of different minced meats, herbs and spices to give it a great flavour. You can use beef mince, pork and veal … Continue reading Polpettone, an Italian Meatloaf

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 Beetroot Broccoli Cabbage Cape Gooseberry Capsicum Carrot Celery … Continue reading What to Plant in September

A Tribute for Jackie

Today, we the Grantham Gardeners, pay tribute to our friend Jackie, a contributor to this site, who passed away recently. Jackie will be remembered by all who had the priviledge of knowing her, to be a strong and fiercely independent woman, active in public life, a loyal friend and a loving wife and mother. She was committed to sustainable living and care for the environment … Continue reading A Tribute for Jackie