It’s been a bit crazy here, but we have managed to fit in some gardening between the crazy and the Sydney storms!
Tomato plants have been popping up all over the place this year and we add a couple from the nursery, so we are at the beginning of a tomato glut I think. The herbs are also doing really well this year and we are able to pick them for every dish we cook. We also have blueberries, strawberries, mushrooms, spinach and chilies! and this week we have started to see a real benefit from the garden.
Our first great haul this summer were these great mushrooms, which I put with one of our chilies, 2 tomatoes (sorry just off the picture) and some herbs to do a bolognese. It was extremely satisfying cooking and eating our own food. Tasty too!
Our second haul looked like this:
The baby tomatoes went to Lexi with her dinner, which was great because after 20 minutes of “I’m hungry” I placed dinner in front of her to hear, I don’t want dinner – pretty typical routine. and then she spied the baby tomatoes, and next thing I know she’s eaten all her dinner!!
For us I made a kinda Chachouka dish. We had some organic meatballs, eggs and mushrooms from Aussie Farmer Direct and some garlic, a can of white beans, capsicum and a dash of wine from the fridge/pantry and…
we had a truly delicious dinner!
We have a very small garden and in summer, very little light thanks to a very large tree, but we make it work. We have already taken over some of our neighbours garden – with their encouragement – and now we have joined forces though with some neighbours who started an unofficial community garden on the railway land and we hope to extend our gardening and our dinner! Watch this space!