Monthly Archives: June 2012

Growing Turmeric – Was it Worth It?

Like ginger, turmeric isn’t really that well suited to my climate.  I live in a temperate climate but really it is a tropical plant.  So was it worth growing turmeric in Melbourne?  Well I think the answer is yes, particularly if … Continue reading

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Lemons & Meyer Lemons

I was recently asked to describe a Meyer Lemon.  In the process of attempting to describe it I realised that describing flavours is actually quite difficult, and yet here I am about to have another go. For anyone not familiar … Continue reading

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Top 5: Ways to use Cauliflower

Last week I posted on my Top 5 Brassicas and after everyone’s enthusiasm for all things cauliflower I feel its only right that this weeks Top 5 should be about that very vegetable.  So with no further ado these are … Continue reading

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Monday Harvest – Jun 25th 2012

My harvests this week have something of a tropical feel which is ironic really as it has been far from warm.  Kicking things off I have pretty much all of my remaining turmeric crop: I harvested 325g which I was quite pleased with considering … Continue reading

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A Winter of Salads – Waldorf

I went round to mum & dad’s for dinner last night, saw the magnificent celery they had growing in their garden and decided to make a Waldorf Salad.  Over dinner we were talking about salads and it seemed that whilst … Continue reading

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