Okra

Great crop of okra at the moment. Sometimes called ladies’ fingers, okra forms slender pod-shaped fruits full of round white seeds. When cooked develops a slimy, gelatinous texture that makes it good for thickening soups and stews. Frying removes the slimy factor – check out the recipe section for a …

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Aubergines/Eggplants

Eggplant varieties include oval, long and globe fruit forms with purple, white or green skins. They require a sunny, sheltered site and deep, fertile, well drained soil. Eggplants need high humidity and don’t like to dry out. They are best picked when at their shiniest, tending to go bitter as …

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Garage Sale Trail, Sat 21 Nov 2020

November saw a flurry of activity around potting up strawberries and other edibles to sell at our inaugural ‘Garage Sale Trail’ stall. Maggie and Annette made face masks, aprons, ‘chook’ door stoppers and other handcrafts. This turned out to be a wonderful event, as a fundraiser, a community builder and …

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Rosemary & Rocket Pesto

This recipe has been provided by Annette to make good use of produce that’s easy to grow and currently in season.