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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.

Herb Corsican Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 28/03/2018

Ocimum basilicum Very attractive and beautiful addition to your garden, with lovely purple and green leaves that are great as garnishes and additions in salads. Corsican basil has a peppery taste and can be harvested from 70 days. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Lime Basil

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

Ocimum basilicum This is an awesome basil. Think of a traditional basil flavour, and then add in a hint of sweet citrus. This will pair beautifully with poultry, fish and Asian cooking. Imagine the stunning dressings and stuffing that could be made using this lime infused basil. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Appox. 100 seeds

Microgreens Green Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 07/11/2018

(Occimomum basilicum) Green basil is a really superb herb that will add colour and zest to your microgreens mixes. Weight: 100g

Microgreens Red Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 07/11/2018

(Occimomum basilicum) Red basil is a really superb herb that will add colour and zest to your microgreens mixes. Weight: 100g

Herb Siam Queen Basil

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 27/11/2017

Ocimum basilicum A type of Thai basil that is easy to grow and grows quite quickly. It has a stronger taste than other basils with stunning deep burgundy flowers and pale green & burgundy leaves. Used in Italian, Thai and Indian cooking in their salads, soups, pasta and vegetable dishes. This variety of basil pairs well with seafood, poultry and rice. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds      

Herb Lettuce Leaf Basil

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

Ocimum basilicum This is a deliciously sweet, Italian variety basil with large frilly leaves. A lovely addition to any salad, poultry or fish dish. Looks similar to a mint leaf and has a mixture of a clove and mint taste yet it’s also mildly spiced and peppery. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Clove Scented Basil

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

Ocimum basilicum Scented clove basil is a Thai basil variety which has a smell of cloves and mint. It is a lovely addition to any meal and leaves a lingering smell in your garden. Can be used in jams, jellies and herbals teas. This type of basil is also known as Himalayan basil, Clove basil, and Tree basil. The leaves have a light to lime green colour and are wonderful additions to your soups, stews and sauces. The leaves freeze and dry well for future use. Best time to harvest the leaves are in the morning once the dew has…

Herb Dark Opal Basil

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

Ocimum basilicum A beauty in the herb garden, the veggie garden or the flower garden. Plant a few in pots and during the hot summer months when flies are a bother in the home, rotate the pots between the garden (for sun) and the house. Brushing the leaves will help to release the scent and chase the flies away. Naturally you can use the leaves in cooking as well. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Purple Ruffles Basil

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

Ocimum basilicum A very sexy basil plant, if one is allowed to use the term, It’s probably one of the best looking herb plants you can grow. This basil makes a beautiful accent plant in the garden or in a pot, it can be used in the kitchen and it has a sublime basil flavour with undertones of liquorice and cinnamon. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Red Rubin Basil

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

Ocimum basilicum Red Rubin is a stronger variety than the ‘normal’ sweet basils and a little can go a long way. A colour variation of the Dark Opal it produces a superior crop of leaves with a reddish tinge. Perfect for shredding in to salads. Frost sensitive and does not like to be transplanted. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds