Monday, 23 January 2012
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
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
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.