Too many any vege syndrome

March 01, 2015

Anyone who grows their own vegetables inevitably reaches tipping point of too many vege, especially when they hang out with generous like minded souls. I call it 'too many any vege syndrome' and over the years I've picked up a trick or two to deal with this seasonal glut.

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Pickled out...

December 14, 2014

Zucchini is by far my favourite vegetable (ok fruit) to grow and cook. So simple and verging on being boring with their sheer abundance, they're just so easy to grow and so versatile to cook with. Plus if you can't grow your own there's always stacks at the grocers. I owe the humble zucchini plant for my now thriving veggie patch and love of home grow food. It was the first veggie I grew - from a packet of Diggers Black Beauty - and it was such a bonza crop that I was hooked on growing them from that point on...

Handmade gifts of pickles

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Heaven on a baking tray

December 07, 2014

I tried something different with this week's harvest and it's heaven on a baking tray. THIS is how our tomato sauce will be made from this day forward. The slow roasting brings out a far more complex blend of flavours than you usually get with sauce made on the stovetop. No joke, this sauce is awesome. 

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Goodbye summertime, helloooo winter

April 13, 2014

Tragedy struck today when I accidently cremated the last of my heirloom tomatoes. Each year as summer draws to a close, I remove the last of the tomatoes from the dying plants and make green tomato relish for the coming year. It's a tradition and I start getting orders for green tomato relish from various branches of the family long before the seeds are even sown.

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