Gourmet Tuesdays

June 21, 2011

Salt and pepper squid x home-grown roast potatoes with coleslaw and sweet chilli mayo dipping sauce. I whipped this up this evening, not the most presentable but sure tasted good.

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Fresh carrots

June 13, 2011

I pulled these carrots from my garden this evening. I slow-roasted them in the oven with a honey-citrus glaze. They were delicious. It’s good growing your own veges. Each time I harvest something it makes me want to expand my “patch” which consists of the raised beds on my back deck along with a dozen or so tubs,¬†mainly fish bins, which are proving to be ideal. They’re much cheaper than “garden specific” plastic tubs and are also more resistant to UV damage.

Potatoes

May 28, 2011

I planted some potatoes several weeks back, a few on either end of the garden. The plants on the unsheltered end were nailed by heavy wind gusts which caused them to become twisted and mangled. Most of the stalks and leaves started rotting after this. ¬†This morning I ripped them out two sow some more seed potatoes in their place. I really surprised to find about 2kg of potatoes, several of decent size. This from damaged plants that hadn’t even come to flowered. I’m looking forward to digging up the healthy plants on the sheltered end of the garden in a few weeks’ time, they should yield an impressive amount of potatoes considering today’s harvest.

Tempura!

December 28, 2010

This was our first attempt at tempura vegetables (actually tempura in general too) but I think we’ve nailed it. The yellow courgette is fresh from our vege garden and yes, it tasted as good as it looks.

Little helpers

December 6, 2010

Spotted this little guy while working in the garden this weekend. Had just enough time to snap a couple of shots before he buzzed off. The bees must be doing a great job as our tomatoes are coming along nicely. We should be harvesting the first crop very shortly.

Fruits of my labour

November 28, 2010

We started a vegetable garden and planted seeds.

Two months later we’re already harvesting lettuce and courgettes (and herbs too) on an almost daily basis.

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