Sunday, January 25, 2015

The corgette glut has started, try this

If your garden is anything like mine,  the corgette will now be going crazy. This dip/spread is a great thing to freeze and use in winter for a taste of summer when it is cold outside. Recipe, chop up lots of corgettes or marrow,. Put into a large saucepan with 100g butter,  1/4c olive oil and 5 chopped cloves of garlic. Bring to a simmer and add lots of fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Simmer on a low heat till the corgettes are soft and reduced by more than half. We are looking for low moisture levels. This takes about an hour.  Then blend with a stick whizz. Freeze. To use defrost and spread on bruschetta or toast or use as a dip.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dry as a bone

Water restrictions are in place. No sprinklers,  no watering systems. We are very grateful for our roof-collected water! To keep the vege garden productive.

She really dry. Both the lawn and the paddocks are turning to dust.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A hot days harvesting

It's  an eclectic mix today. Its about 30C and a bit hot for spending too long in the garden. Along with the things in the photo i also cut about 50 new grape vine leaves for Dolmades....mmmm