In My Kitchen – October 2015

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Is citrus fruit and lots of it.  From left to right, and in order of sweetness, Emperor mandarin, Valencia orange, Rangpur lime, Lemonade, Meyer lemon and Eureka lemon.

We managed to find homes for all the mandarins and am hopeful we will find homes for the oranges.  The Lemonades and Rangpur limes are the most prolific and, I am sad to say, we just threw bucket loads of them into the compost bins.  I am yet to strip the Meyer and Eureka lemon trees but there are not too many of them.  I am hoping some will stay on the tree over summer, when lemons are in most demand. Continue reading

Vegie patch update – June 2015

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Bad photos not withstanding, we must proceed and the subject of the above photo is the main reason for this post.  I have had the whip out for ages now and Maus has, finally, finished my compost bin(s)!  Isn’t it beautiful.  I just love it.  She’s a gem 🙂 Continue reading

Vegie Patch Update

Remember my vegie patch?  It has well and truly taken off.  In fact, it has gone mad.  I have done what every newbie does: planted too much of everything.  I tried not to, but when a little pot of seedlings has about 15 silverbeet plants in it, one is doomed to fail.  I explicitly did not buy a punnet of silverbeet because, in my humble opinion, a little of it goes a long way.  As I have told you time and time again, we have been getting mountains of it.  So much, in fact, the other day I pulled most of it out.  I couldn’t stand it any more.  The freezer has not much else in it and it is bursting at the seams.

And then there are the cucumbers …

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