SARAH THE GARDENER

Category: COOKING


Size doesn’t matter – it is all edible to me

I’ve had mixed results with my onions this year.  My Hunter River White onions were ginormous!  They were my best ever in all the seasons I’ve been growing onions and I could put behind me the dreadful season where the…

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Too much zucchini? Make cake.

I always plant too many zucchini plants.  I can’t help myself.  Those rose coloured glasses combined with teeny tiny seedlings and the gluts of summers past become a distant blur.  So each summer I am faced with the same problem…

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A magical drink for Christmas day

I was quite brave as I headed down to my poor neglected orchard to check on things.  The grass was chest height the seed heads were loaded with itch inducing pollen.  But it had to be done – I didn’t…

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The Late Spring Harvest

Finally I’ve been in the garden, and it was about time too!  Slowly but surely I eased myself back into it like a swimmer trying to get into a freezing cold pool.  I didn’t want to rush and set myself…

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Not something you see every day – not round this neck of the woods.

I don’t often follow recipes because I’m a ‘give it a whirl’ kind of a girl, but sometimes when you are cooking something you have never cooked before you need a bit of guidance.  And collard greens don’t tend to…

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My Mum’s one pot sultana biscuits

By popular request I am sharing an old family recipe for a bikkie that more than often found its place in my school lunch box.  It was good then and it is good now.  And what I can appreciate now,…

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How to make Mustard for your Hot Dog.

In the garden I have been doing a lot with mustard.  It makes a fabulous cover crop at the end of the season.  My mustard seed pack claims to “aid in the natural control of wireworm, nematodes, etc which are…

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How to extract the sweetness from stevia.

I have a couple of plants in my garden whose location must remain a secret.  Every year I have to plant them in a different secret place.  If I don’t I will find kids in the garden standing there eating…

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So that’s what you do with Okra…

I have a bed in my garden set aside for all that is interesting and unusual.  It is my fun bed where I can try things out.  Although it does seem to have given over a bit of space to…

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How to make Yellow Tomato Paste

In my absence summer picked up and left and autumn stepped in to take its place.  At this point there is no noticeable difference, as it is still hot, hot, hot.  The garden is still doing its thing and the…

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