Author Archives: Liz

Pomegranate disappointment

I bought a pomegranate tree about 7 years ago. It spent a couple of years in a pot and then I planted it out to a spot that gets a reasonable amount of afternoon sun. I love pomegranates but ever … Continue reading

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Carrot & White Bean Soup

I’m not sure what it’s like in other places, but Melbourne supermarkets have large gaps on their shelves at the moment due to coronavirus related panic buying. As a result I’m trying to get a bit creative – using up … Continue reading

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Growing Broccoli in Melbourne

What should I grow? Types of Broccoli: In Australia, the crops that are most commonly referred to as broccoli are varieties with large green heads and thick stalks. These types often produce smaller sprouting broccoli like side shoots once the … Continue reading

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Australian Native Citrus – Finger Limes

It’s finger lime season. Finger limes are an Australian native citrus, indigenous to the Queensland and NSW coast. The fruits are small, about the size of my little finger and when cut open reveal beads of citrussy goodness. The insides … Continue reading

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Zucchini Tromboncino

Several months ago we had successive fox attacks. First our guinea pigs were taken and then the chooks. We thought we’d done a lot to protect the chooks. They’d happily (I hope) survived 7 years living in our garden. Their … Continue reading

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