Monday, 23 January 2012

Monday's Harvest

Harvesting plenty of beans(bush and climbing) zucchini and the first of my tomatoes.

I also have lots of onions in store too so today i decided to spend the day making assorted pickles.

The first batch is called Garden Harvest Pickles and included:
Carrots         and 3 green chillies (shop)

Next up Zucchini Pickles, a good one to make when you have a couple of very large, oh i didn't see you there lurking under the leaves zucchini.

First time i have used this recipe and it did involve quite a bit of chopping and soaking (2hrs) but i hope in about a months time it will be well worth it.

Ingredients from the plot  included :
Zucchini, Onions , Garlic,                 1 Red pepper (shop)                 


 The last pickle, Indian style Onion pickle i have made once before on Xmas day to serve with roast pork. It was a real hit with the whole family and we ate it hot , so it will be interesting to see how it tastes cold in a months time.
Recipe calls for 1 kg of Red onions and lots of different spices and herbs.

                                                           Tastes better than it looks!!

What with washing bottles and lids, chopping, washing dishes more chopping it was a long day, last lid went on at 7pm but very satisfying!!!

 Lunch was  tomato and fetta quiche.

Make a cup of tea, relax and visit Daphe and see whats being harvested around the globe.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dream Time

After the excitement of Xmas and the New Year i tend to need a bit of  quiet time, well lots of quiet time.

Sunday morning was the perfect time to put on the trainers and head out, the night before we had a lovely fall of rain and the morning was cool with a fresh breeze.

I wasn't alone i saw 3 different families of kangaroos and a pair of eagles.

At the highest point of my walk you can see Mt Franklin, once a volcano and now a popular spot for campers.

I walked along dreaming of the coming year and the possibilities of my own personal development, what could do this year to be a better friend, wife, mother, sister, daughter ?
Each year i try to learn something new, what could i enrol in this year ? 

I'm not making any New Year resolutions, what happens will happen.

A beautiful patch of Wallaby grass, native to this area.

One thing i would like to do this year is collect the seed from local native plants and grasses and see if i can grow any to re-vegetate areas on our property.

Do you have hopes or dreams for the New Year ?

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Monday's Harvest

The smaller potatoes are called Red fir and are lovely steamed, and served with a little butter and chopped parsley.
And the big ones, what a suprise i got when i unearthed them!!!!

                                 Oh a little bit of Italy(seeds)  grown here :  Red Torpedo
Great in Salads .

Pop over and visit Daphne's Dandelions and see what others are harvesting.