Monthly Archives: March 2011

Growing spuds

Needing to buy seed potatoes, I asked my friend Christine where she got hers. “Fruit Hill Farm,” she replied. “Go online, ask for a catalogue and they’ll deliver to your door.” Within a week, a van pulled up at my … Continue reading

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Black Bean Chilli: turbo-charged food for Vegetarians

Black Bean Chilli… when I first heard that name over twenty years ago, I imagined a black, glossy dish that would put fire in your belly. What I didn’t expect, when my sister dished it up al fresco in San … Continue reading

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Beef Stew – the goodness is in it!

Don’t you just love the sight of cattle grazing on the rolling countryside? Stop, listen… the munching, crunching sound is that of cattle eating sunshine. When they lie down and chew the cud they turn grass into protein with all … Continue reading

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Salad Leaves: a snip!

This is the time of year to begin planting salad leaves. With a little watering and care, they just grow on your window sill or anywhere outside, and will provide a neverending supply of fresh, crunchy, tasty leaves for your … Continue reading

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Lunchbox Pasta Salad – a delight after a busy morning

Ingredients 1 cup leftover cooked pasta shapes e.g shells, farfalle, fusilli ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 piece of sundried tomato in oil, chopped small ½ cup frozen garden peas 10 slices chorizo, fried 1 handful mixed salad leaves 1 … Continue reading

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