Friday, December 10, 2010

Oh Come On!

You're just not trying!

But surprisingly tasty.
Kind of peppery.
And nutty.

Photo: Home - 10th Dec, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Spring 2010::Asphodeline Lutea

I love the green grey swirly leaves of my luteas.
This is the first year they have flowered -
although, they have only been in the ground since winter 2009 - ie: less than 18 months.
We planted them in the garden bed outside the lounge room window.
It's a plant of the Mediterranean, so it suits our wet winters and dry summers perfectly - here are some growing naturally in Crete - the last shot on this link is a bewdy.

According to the interwebs it is also known as
Jacob's Staff and King's Spear -
and the roots are edible - roasted on the fire and served with oil and salt.
If I get hungry, I'll give it a try.

I bought them via mail order from Lambley Nursery which is an excellent source for dry-climate plants.
I don't think they have any yellow ones at the moment but they do have a couple of different whitey ones.

Photos: Home - November, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Spring 2010::Lemons

This is my Lisbon lemon.
I'm very proud of the crop it has given me this winter.
It must have about 30 lemons on it.
I planted it around 2 years ago.
I selected a Lisbon rather than a Eureka or a Meyer,
as it prefers a cooler climate.

They have such a lemony shape.
And they have a lemony flavour.
Not at all like Meyer lemons which are kind of sweet and round.

I've made some salty preserved lemons and some lemon cordial.

My mandarin in the background is just 1 year old
but still produced 6 mandarins.
And that big white monstrosity in the background
was the original mailbox when we moved in - it's hideous,
but I can't part with it.

Photo: Home, Ararat - September & October, 2010


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