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Herb Oregano

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 11/10/2018

Herb Oregano

Origanum vulgare A very hardy herb that will do well almost anywhere. Oregano is an essential Mediterranean herb and is used in a variety of dishes, most complimentary to cheese, egg, pizza and pasta dishes. Perfect for your bolognaise, other tomato based sauces and most meat dishes. Companion plants: Strawberries, peppers, beans, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips. Approx. 50 seeds

Recipe: Herb Vinegar

Relevance: 94%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Recipe: Herb Vinegar

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…

Smoky Cauliflower Hummus

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: 21/02/2019

Smoky Cauliflower Hummus

Ingredients • 1/2 head cauliflower (between 0.5 – 1 kg.), trimmed and cut into 5cm. florets (about 4 cups florets) • 4 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • About 1 tsp. smoked paprika • 2 teaspoons salt, divided • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes • 2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled • About 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 3 1/2 tablespoons well-stirred tahini Method • Preheat oven to 450°. Put cauliflower florets in a large bowl and add 1 1/2 tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. salt, the cumin, chilli flakes, and garlic. Toss…

It is the season!

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It is the season!

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: 21%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

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

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 Lovage (The Maggi Herb)

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Herb Lovage (The Maggi Herb)

Levisticum officinale Ever wanted to get away from those flavouring and chemically infused stock cubes and powders? Lovage is well known for imparting a beautiful rich flavour to stews and soups. Once you have experienced the benefits of this astounding herb you will never go back to a standard stock cube. Companion plants: Most plants, but particularly peppers and all beans and peas. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Rue

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 22/11/2017

Herb Rue

Ruta graveolens Rue is a powerful herb, in the garden and as an aggressive medicinal herb. Rue will poison both Sage and Basil, but it makes a fantastic base for an insecticidal spray. Germination is slow, so be patient. Roots can be used to make a red dye. DO NOT USE THIS HERB AS MEDICATION. Companion plant: Tomatoes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Chervil

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Herb Chervil

Anthriscus cerefolium Not a common herb in South Africa. However, on the European continent a summer meal would not be complete without a handful of chervil to throw into a meal. It has a subtle parsley/aniseed flavour and once you have tasted it you will be hooked. Can take a bit of frost but a deep heavy frost will see you planting again next year. Companion plants: Dill, coriander, carrots and radish. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Sage

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Herb Sage

Salvia officinalis Considered to be one of the essential herbs in European and Latin cooking. Sage is most often used in sausages and stuffing. Has strong volatile oils so use it sparingly. Also used in essential oil production and as a medicinal herb. Companion Plants: Carrots, strawberries, grapes, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Mugwort

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Herb Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort was used back in the day to flavour beer before breweries used hops. Mugwort has frilly lobed leaves, that are green on the top and what looks to be silver on the underside due to the fine hairs it has on it. The leaves are often mistaken for Chrysanthemum leaves, but when their yellow flowers develop, they are clearly distinguished. Mugwort smells similar to its cousin Wormwood when fresh. In modern herbalism it is used to stimulate and ease menstruation, assist digestion and functionalities of the liver, expel parasites and calm the nervous system. We are not…