Tag Archives: Herbs & Spices

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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Parsley Soup

Parsley is something that is growing prolifically in the garden at the moment.  This is a good time of the year for green things.  Of all the crops I have growing the parsley and the silverbeet are probably doing best.  … Continue reading

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An Autumn of Salads – Fig & Pecorino

In my garden at the moment I have a lovely selection of leaves available for eating.  I have some new lettuces coming on: oakleaf varieties, Cos, Salad Bowl, my personal favourite – Freckles and a number of unknown varieties from a mix.  … Continue reading

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Aussie Rules and Lemongrass Chicken

The Australian Football League (AFL) season starts in earnest this weekend (it actually started last weekend but as there was only one match and it was between 2 Sydney teams that hardly counts).  I love AFL, always have, I think … Continue reading

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A Summer of Salads – February

I’m feeling very proud of my lettuces at the moment.  Late last month I planted out my lettuce seedlings into the bed that the potatoes had been in. The above picture shows the plants on the 31st January. This next shot … Continue reading

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