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Silverbeet Tree

Back in March or April I sowed some silverbeet seeds. The seedlings ended up in a bed that had silverbeet in it from the year before. I’ve been harvesting great quantities of leaves from all these plants non-stop for months … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air

It’s the first week of autumn here but spring is definitely in the air. The days are cooling off, we’ve had a good amount of rain and the garden is bursting into life. Even the animals are going for it. … Continue reading

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Green Smoothie

Last weekend I took a class on raw foods. I had taken a different version of the same class a year ago. The instructor has lived for a decade without cooking her food (anything over 42 C starts to kill … Continue reading

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Palak Paneer

One of my all time favourite Indian recipes is Palak Paneer (puréed spinach and cheese). Which means it’s one of the Indian recipes we’ve tried at home and now, after a few goes, it’s one of our regulars. How could it … Continue reading

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Brassica Crisps

I debated whether or not to bother writing about this food experiment as, IMHO, it was a failure. Not because I did anything wrong, but because it just isn’t a very nice recipe. In the end I included it as … Continue reading

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Moving Day

There’s a bed in our garden that needs moving. It’s a long story, but in order to give us easier access to each bed, we’re now trying to be consistent with 2 beds adjacent, then a gap. This one is … Continue reading

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Cannelloni

Last night we made dinner for friends: cannelloni & salad. I used my new pasta maker to roll out the pasta. My old one was out of alignment and just didn’t roll right. I got this machine for free at freecycle.org. … Continue reading

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Mixed Greens, Fennel & Blue Cheese Quiche

Everyone knows quiche is the garbage disposal of the food world. You can throw anything into one. Yesterday a friend was coming for lunch and I wanted something to go with the fennel sitting in my fridge. I wandered into … Continue reading

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Winter Vegetable Garden

The 4 rows of vegetable beds are pretty full right now. They contain (top to bottom): Cauliflower, rocket, lettuce, radishes, peas Kohlrabi, kale Potatoes, silverbeet, basil (old and bountiful), cauliflower Eggplant, peppers, spinach, onions (all ancient and poor producers) and … Continue reading

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Seedling Progress

I’ve been sowing a lot of seeds this autumn and today I took stock of their progress. The March 7th sowing produced a lot of lettuce and rocket. The Cos lettuce only resulted in 2 plants but the iceberg bounty … Continue reading

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