Category Archives: recipes

Curried butternut and lentil soup

Sorry, I’m still banging on about pumpkin. This time it’s butternuts. They’re not my favourite pumpkins but I believe in having a couple of varieties going in case either of them succumbs to bugs or diseases. The butternut vines made … Continue reading

Posted in children, legumes, recipes, resilient gardening, vegetables, winter

Easy Spanakopita

Silverbeet has missed out in the vegetable marketing department. It’s like the ugly stepsister of baby spinach. Don’t get me wrong, I love baby spinach in a salad, ┬ábut when you want to feed a crowd on a budget and … Continue reading

Posted in recipes, vegetables, winter

Happy New Year

Hope you have had a happy and safe festive season, and welcome to 2013! This week we turned about 2.5m2 of garden bed into 11kg of carrots – enough to last our little family for the rest of summer. The … Continue reading

Posted in fertiliser, fruit, heatwaves, recipes, summer, vegetables, water

You Beaut Hugh

One of my perennial heroes is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of River Cottage. Admired for millions of gardening and cooking inspirations, but none more so than this little gem: Chocolate Beetroot Brownies. Now, I made the mistake of baking a double batch … Continue reading

Posted in markets, recipes, seeds, vegetables

Gardeners’ fuel

I love Saturday mornings. I water and weed, inspect the garden to see what all the plants are up to (and the critters), listen to talkback gardening, always come up with far more jobs than I can complete in a … Continue reading

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