It’s always rewarding when you get to harvest something you have grown and prepare it immediately for eating. It’s literally from garden to table (or mouth) in less than an hour in most cases. That – apart from the aesthetic of overflowing, luscious, green foliage, is the most rewarding part about ‘growing your own’. […]Read more "Veggie Patch Canopy – Stage 1"
This is the first harvest of kale from our garden this year. To the left is a variety called ‘Drawf Blue’ and to the right is ‘Black Toscana’. I didn’t take many leaves off the parent plants because I want them to keep growing strong – and Spring has only really just begun. This lot however is just […]Read more "First Spring Kale Harvest"
I called these ‘Indian Inspired Spiced Meatballs’ because they really are just that – meatballs flavoured with typical Indian spices. I am not sure if these are ‘purely’ Indian and nor can I guarantee that my spice proportions are authentically accurate – they sure taste great though. These are so easy to make – I […]Read more "Indian Inspired Spiced Meatballs"
I bought these tulip bulbs from my local nursery back in April. I had never grown tulips before so I thought I would give them a try. As I mentioned in a previous post, I made a random soil mix with lots of compost and sand for drainage. Now, after months of anticipation with the bulbs […]Read more "Spring Tulips"
The lady that prepared my takeaway food from an Italian restaurant last week was over generous with the Parmesan Cheese she gave me. There was small takeaway container full – generous – or careless – it was probably meant for that big order prepared before mine. This Parmesan was the pre-milled stuff – and call me a […]Read more "Parmesan Shortbread"
It’s that time of the year again – the days are becoming longer and plants are starting to emerge from their winter long dormancy. One plant that I have never tried to grow are tulips – not for any reason other than that they never really were on my top list of things to grow. I […]Read more "The start of something wonderful"
Dhal Curry This recipe came about a few years ago when I was looking for a quick and easy Dhal Curry to make over a long weekend. It’s a synthesis of a few other recipes I had on hand at the time and in my opinion, has the best of each. I do recommend you […]Read more "Dhal Curry"
When I get inspired to cook something I usually go all out, both in effort and in the buying of ingredients. I will shop around for each individual ingredient and duly purchase everything I need for that recipe if I don’t (or don’t think) I have it/them at home. Usually it’s because our pantry is […]Read more "Leftover Chocolate Bit Cookies"
I know – there are a million recipes for Pea and Ham Soup all over the internet – and I’m sure they all taste great. The best part about making this sort of soup is that you can eat/drink it any which way you want. What I mean by that is that I like mine […]Read more "Pea and ham soup"
Chicken skin has been a big no no in my diet since I can remember. Occasionally, I will have a nibble on a small piece here and there – but that’s probably as much as I’ll have. I also don’t eat KFC that often, but when I do, I peel all the skin off too. I […]Read more "Fried Chicken Skin – A delicious compromise"