Monthly Archives: May 2011

Last of the Autumn fruits? – Capsicum

The Plant: There used to be an ad on Australian TV which was put out by the Kiwi fruit board (or whoever it is that promotes Kiwi Fruit) in which the tag line was: “more Vitamin C than an orange!” … Continue reading

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Herbs – Growing Chervil

Sometimes I feel a bit sorry for Chervil; it kind of seems like the poor cousin of the more vibrant Parsley (to which it is related), the dowdier friend of dominant dill and the shy understudy of tremendous tarragon.   But … Continue reading

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Growing Shallots, Onions and Spring Onions

This post contains: The difference between Shallots, Onions & Spring Onions Growing Onions Growing Shallots Growing Spring Onions Making Crispy Fried Shallots Overview: This (May) is the perfect time of the year to be planting shallots and onions in Melbourne.   Spring Onions can … Continue reading

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Growing Garlic

The plant: A friend of mine who saw my blog for the first time recently suggested I should have included some more photos of my garlic planting.  Well I can do better than that – a whole post on the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Everyday – Soup

Its cold today and I have a lot of pumpkin to get through. Time for soup. I love pumpkin soup, I love the velvety texture and its warming qualities.  It was the first thing I ever learnt to cook.  I … Continue reading

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