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Warrigal Greens

Back in early October I went to a council event on backyard bush foods and came away with 2 small Warrigal Green (aka Native Spinach, aka New Zealand Spinach) seedlings that made it into the upper side garden bed. This is … Continue reading

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Waste not Want not

Last night I turned the leftover mashed potatoes (from potatoes from my garden) into gnocchi. Topped with pesto made from basil, parsley and oregano out of the garden, it was delicious.               My gnocchi … Continue reading

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A Time to Sow

Today I was back in the garden sowing seeds. The bulk of the clean-up is done and I want to get food back in the ground. In the bed on the left I sowed a row of Brussels sprouts, a … Continue reading

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Spinach Pasta

Three spinach plants were shooting and about to go to seed so something had to be done. That something turned out to be spinach pasta. I’ve made my own pasta quite a few times, but it’s always been normal egg … Continue reading

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Plan C – Possum Pot

My strategy for dealing with possums in my garden has evolved. Plan A – live and let live. Grow enough of everything to provide for the local fauna with plenty left over for us. If there wasn’t enough left over, … Continue reading

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Parsley in a Tea Kettle

Deb did a kitchen clean out and she offered me some stuff she no longer uses, including this cute tea kettle. It’s too nice to waste but I need a kettle like I need more egg cups. Being currently obsessed … Continue reading

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Moon-blessed Root Vegetables

Today the moon is in its full moon phase. According to the lunar calendar it should be a great day for sowing or planting out root crops. It was a perfect chance to test this lunar planting theory because I … Continue reading

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Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli Harvest

Dinner tonight will be homemade pasta filled with spinach (from my garden) and ricotta. I started making fresh pasta a couple of years ago but found the rolling out just too much hassle. A month or so ago I bought … Continue reading

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Chilli Surplus

Chilli plant One of our chilli plants just doesn’t give up. Who cares if it’s the dead of winter? Not our plant. (Note the basil just to the right of the chilli plant. It’s not giving up either.) Frank and I … Continue reading

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Temporary “Greenhouse”

This is NOT the time of year to be planting basil but the one basil plant I left in the ground is still going strong. It got me wondering if maybe those that say basil dies off in May in … Continue reading

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