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Recipe: Herb Vinegar

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Ingredients • 1 garlic clove, peeled, optional • 300 – 320 grams fresh oregano, basil or tarragon sprigs • 1-1/4 cups white vinegar or white wine vinegar Directions • If desired, cut garlic in half and skewer with a toothpick. • Place in a glass jar or bottle. • Add your herb of choice (oregano, basil or tarragon). Set aside. • In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a simmer (do not boil). • Carefully pour into containers. Let cool to room temperature. • Remove garlic after 24 hours. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to…

Recipe: Bruschetta with Baby Marrow Pesto

Relevance: 77%      Posted on: 30/10/2018

Ingredients: Pesto: • 400g Baby marrows • 100g Toasted cashew nuts • Handful:  Fresh basil leaves  Fresh coriander leaves • 2 Small crushed garlic cloves • 80ml Olive oil • 125ml Grated parmesan • 120ml Lemon juice and zest (2 lemons) General: • 300g Crumbled Feta • 120g Sundried tomatoes • 10 – 12 Slices toasted bruschetta Method: • Place all the pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend. Add extra olive oil if needed and season to taste. • Heat a griddle pan and toast the bruschetta. • Spread pesto on toast and top up with…

It is the season!

Relevance: 37%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Here we are in the second half of 2019, with winter nearing its end. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and what you need to do to prepare your veggie garden for the new season. A good place to start would be to clear your beds, add compost and mulch and allow the soil to recuperate a bit. So the question becomes, what can we plant? Fortunately, the warmer seasons offer more possibilities! And why don’t you try varieties that you haven’t planted before? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Visit…

Recipe: Pumpkin Crème Brûlée (Jack-be-Little Pumpkins)

Relevance: 31%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Ingredients • 2 Cups Heavy Cream • ¼ Cup Sugar (additional sugar will be needed for caramelizing) • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar • 8 Large Egg Yolks • 1 Cup Canned 100% Pure Pumpkin • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon Method: • Preheat oven to 180 deg. (Celsius) • Cut tops off each pumpkin and save for presentation. • Scrape out the seeds and fibres from pumpkins. • Place pumpkins on a baking sheet, cut sides up, and roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes. • Remove from oven and let cool. • In saucepan, combine cream and sugars, stir…

Herb Lemon Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

Ocimum basilicum This is a favourite soup ingredient. To plan for great winter soups, leeks need to be planted in the spring  and early summer. A relatively long season crop, it will require a full summer of growing to give you a great winter harvest. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Licorice Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

Ocimum basilicum Liquorice basil is a modern variant of Thai Basil, it’s also known as Anise Basil and has a very strong liquorice flavour that can be a bit overpowering if you are heavy-handed. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Cinnamon Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 20/11/2017

Ocimum basilicum A speciality basil that is very popular in egg and meat based dishes, as well as hot drinks and fruit dishes (hot or cold). The dried leaves are also used extensively in Potpourri. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Persian Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 22/11/2017

Ocimum basilicum Also known as Reyhan. It has a lemon and spice flavour and smell with stunning maroon, purple and white flowers. Used in pesto, soups, seafood, pizza and pasta to name a few. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Thai Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 28/11/2017

Ocimum basilicum var. horapha The most commonly used basil in Asian cooking. The unique anise / liquorice flavours and scent of this basil hold up better than the more common Sweet basil when cooked. If you have eaten Thai food, you have probably tasted this basil. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Romanesco Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 11/10/2018

Ocimum basilicum A deliciously sweet basil variety that has a high oil content in the large leaves which gives them a stronger smell as well as its great flavour. This basil variety is perfect for making delicious pesto and will work well for any other recipe that calls for basil. Harvest ready from 70 days. Will do well in both field and tunnel production. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 100 seeds.