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Chicken & Vegetable Soup recipe

Warm the cockles of your soul with this tasty and wholesome chicken and vegetable soup.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, peeled, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 2 small zucchini, diced 1 1/4 cups dry soup mix, rinsed 8 cups chicken stock 1kg skinless chicken thigh Dill …

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Citrus marinated chicken recipe

  Quick chicken citrus marinade for a tasty and healthy dish.    Ingredients 1kg chicken thighs 1 cup orange juice, pulp free ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce   Method For the marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, …

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Anti bacterial plants in the garden

Arm yourself with these common anti-bacterial garden herbs and plants to ward off some common bacteria.   Garlic has been long recognised across the world for its preventive and curative powers. Research has found that garlic can be an effective treatment against many forms of bacteria. With many of us spending more time at home we can eat it freely …

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Quick growing vegetables to grow in Winter

Have fast growing veggies for harvesting within several weeks. Here is a list of veggies to start your productive crop.    Herbs – most herbs can be picked straight away after planting seedlings. For Winter growing herbs, plant chives, dill, parsley and chervil in all climatic zones. Rosemary, thyme and mint will also survive the Winter.   Lettuce – harvest within …

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2020 About the Garden Magazines Archive

About the Garden | Winter 2020 Edition | Issue 93   Issue 93 features; Packed with information on new release plants, easy care plants, foliage plants, Winter flowers for gardens and pot plants, growing citrus trees, herbs for medicine, fast growing veggies to plant, camellia japonicas, landscaping grasses, easy recipes to make and the best Winter season bloomers to try …

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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 …

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Olive tapenade recipe

Try this healthy olive tapenade recipe for your next indulgent moment with friends or just for you.    Ingredients 2 cups brine cured olives, pitted 4 anchovies, drained 1 small garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons capers, drained 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 lemon, juiced Place olives, anchovies, garlic and capers in a small food processor. Process until mixture …

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Growing Coleus

With colour, vigour, and charm, what more could coloured foliage coleus ask for? Plectranthus scutellarioides (formally known as Solenostemon scutellarioides) Coleus create a riot of foliage flair in dull shade-loving areas. This colourful annual and in most parts of Australia perennial, will brighten any lush landscape with their variety of varied foliage patterns and colours throughout the whole year. When growing coleus, keep in mind …

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Tomato meatball and zoodle pasta recipe

This tomato meatball and zoodle pasta dish is so yummy and healthy you can have a second helping. Ingredients Meatball ingredients 500g minced beef 1 medium zucchini, grated 1 medium carrot, grated 1 small onion, chopped finely 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil 1 egg, …

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Create the best potted plant combinations

For many of us the idea of having a large garden seems a distant dream. Many of us live in a house or unit with limited outdoor room, we rent or we just don’t have the time to garden on a large scale.  Potted Gardens are our reality.   I love the look of aged terracotta pots in the garden …

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