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Recipe Oven Baked Spring Rolls

Oven baked spring rolls with cabbage

Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped half cup mushrooms diced 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 cups of shredded cabbage half cup of diced ham (omit ham for a vegetarian option) 1 tablespoon of cornflour 1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 2 tablespoons of coriander or ... Read More »

8 Top Flowers for Autumn Colour by Regional Zone

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   Add a little colour to your garden with these Autumn flowers.   1. Begonia For an exciting range of flowers in shady areas, look no further than begonias. Most begonias are frost tender so in colder climates these tropical beauties can be grown as indoor plants.   2. Salvia If you’re looking for an easy-care flowering plant, the salvia ... Read More »

Cyclamen a perfect Mothers Day Plant

How to grow cyclamen this mothers day

Cyclamen makes the perfect Mothers Day plant with their lovely, sweetly-perfumed flowers and can be easily grown as an indoor plant. Here are the secrets to great indoor cyclamen Cyclamen are native to Mediterranean coastlines. They enjoy a cool and slightly moist environment with filtered light. Cyclamen are great as an indoor plant provided they’re kept away from ‘hot spots’ ... Read More »

Four (4) Autumn Orchid Flowers

Four (4) Autumn Orchid Flowers About the Garden

Accentuate a living space or area of the garden with a display of Orchid flowers this Autumn, their bold flowers and colours also making them the perfect living gift for Mother’s Day. 1. Dendrobium Dendrobiums come from Asia and the Pacific including Australasia. They grow best throughout Qld and northern NSW and have no leaf drop, so they’re pretty easy-care. Water generously ... Read More »

Growing Fabulous Figs

How to grow figs in Australia plant and care for figs #abouttheg

There’s nothing like the sweet, juicy flesh of a freshly ripe fig straight off the tree. A highly ornamental tree in both formal and informal gardens, the fig can be grown in most parts of Australia. An excellent source of dietary fibre, calcium and a range of other nutrients, the fig is an easy and abundant cropper, making it one ... Read More »

Recipe Fresh Mint Tea

How-to-make-fresh-herbal-mint-tea-from-the-garden aboutthegarden

Mint Tea is a beautifully refreshing fragrant beverage, that is calorie free and known to settle minor stomach aches and nausea. Making it a great morning pick-me-up! Ingredients 1 Cup of mint leaves (picked from stem)….adjust this quantity dependent on the intensity of flavour you desire & size of Tea Pot. 4 Cups of boiling water  Method STEP 1. Chop ... Read More »

Recipe Lamb Kofta’s with Fresh Herbs

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Use your abundance of fresh herbs (such as parsley, coriander and mint) in this delicious recipe. This is a great meal for ‘Little Gardeners‘, particularly if they are involved in harvesting the ingredients. Ingredients 500gram Lamb Mince 1/4 cup Bread crumbs 1 TBS Tomato paste 1 TSP Cinnamon powder 1 TSP Cumin powder 1 TSP Coriander powder 2 cloves crushed Garlic 1 ... Read More »

How to grow Garlic

how to grow garlic autumn vegetable in garden or pot aboutthegarden.com.au

A clove or two of garlic will give an exciting new dimension to even the most humble of home cooked meals. What’s more, it’s so easy to grow. Here’s how to produce this highly nutritious and versatile herb in your own garden. How to buy Garlic can be grown from seed, which can be obtained from horticultural suppliers.
 It can ... Read More »

Recipe Baby Spinach & Basil Pesto

Homemade Basil Pesto

Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (alternative Avocado Oil) 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts (alternative cashews) freshly ground black pepper   Method 1. Pre heat pan and lightly fry pine nuts in 1 tablespoon of oil. Remove from heat once ... Read More »

Autumn Dainty Daisies

autumn dainty daisies for mothers day

Traditionally seen as a symbol of innocence, daisies offer so much in the way of variety that there’s one for everyone, whatever your style. They’re also so easy to grow and care for, it’s little wonder they’re an enduring favourite. Daisy Care: Daisies have excellent resistance to disease and usually recover quickly from extremes of weather. They are excellent for ... Read More »