kevin-pumpkinpie

Pumpkin Pie

EASY PUMPKIN PIE By Kevin Hall 2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry. 2 ¼ cups cooked mashed pumpkin Roasted is best. 395 gm can sweetened condensed milk. 2 tbsp cornflour. 2 eggs. ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp mixed spice METHOD Heat oven to 180* C. Line a 25cm pie dish with [more]

Beetroot & ginger cake

BEETROOT AND GINGER CAKE – Inspired by Ottolenghi by Mary Ann Grant 1/2 cup (100g) finely chopped candied or crystalized ginger 1 2/3 cups (200g) flour 3/4 cup (150g) sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large red beets, peeled and grated finely grated zest of one orange 2/3 [more]

Make your fruit & veg last longer

Some great tips we collected from fellow gardeners on how to store your garden bounty and fruit and veg you bought in the shops: Make berries last longer Wash berries in vinegar, dry them thoroughly and store them on a paper towel lining in the fridge. This will reduce the risk of going mouldy – [more]

mikaila

Mikaila & the love of sweet potato

Mikaila Palmer Member since: 2015 My favourite thing about the garden: is the community around it.  My second favorite thing is walking through the garden when it’s empty and quietly observing what’s growing, then looking up and seeing the beautiful harbour. Bliss. My favourite veggie in the garden: is the sweet potato, which I asked [more]

Robert Mc Dougall

Urban Agriculture Research

Robert McDougall’s Urban Agriculture Research – Plain English Summary Chapter 1 – How productive are urban gardens? 23/7/2018 This document summarises work undertaken by Robert McDougall, PhD student from the University of New England, on urban agriculture in Sydney and the Illawarra. It is intended to be a plain English summary of the first chapter [more]

sweetpotatogratin

Sweet Potato Gratin

  One of my favourite recipes is an Ottolenghi one from his original cookbook. When I lived in London I used to go to his restaurant whenever I could, and fell in love with the vibrant vegetable dishes on display in the restaurant window. I’ve cooked this recipe with milk or stock, instead of cream, [more]

Poisoned-trees

Environmental damage

  Mort Bay Community Garden is situated in  a pocket of native garden land featuring a stunningly beautiful array of gum trees, wattles, tea-trees and banksias between Short Street and McKell Street. Our members support the local bush-care group in their efforts to remove invading weeds and to plant native grasses and shrubs. Our common [more]