"my thai friends use lemon balm as a substute to lemon grass, very similar flavour which is much easier to grow in temperate climates than the tropical lemon grass! i have found adding it near the end of cooking works better as it can turn a little…"
"Mead making is pretty easy.
I would advise any intending brewers to buy a Hydrometer (tells you sugar concentration) as your most useful piece of equipment.
Essentially you only need honey, water & Yeast - a white wine yeast is most commonly…"
"carla, another seed supplier is egmont seeds which is a commercial seed company which has just launched a home garden seed catalouge.
many of their varieties are ones which are resistant to modern diseases, or grow well in sholder seasons for that…"
"also adding a dollop of good tomato based pasta sauce to the normal cooked silverbeet, jazzes it up on the plate and the acid and vitamins helps digest the iron of the silverbeet.
to make your own sauce.
saute finely chopped onion and garlic in a…"
"pork stuffed with silverbeet
i love to saute some onion, garlic,(a little chilli is nice, if you like spicy) herbs (thyme, sage, oregano, marjaram, chives, parsley and rosemary are all good choose one or two or even three! grin) then add the washed…"
"Hi Minx - do have a look at the welcome page if you havent already. The site is new and will grow and evolve quickly in response to our vision and your needs.
It's great to see you sharing your knowledge here - thank you on behalf of all of…"
"things that are good to plant now include
almost all the brassicas, such as cauli, cabbage, brocolli, kale, chinese cabbage, calvano nero, radish etc
leeks, silverbeet, summer spinach, summer lettuce, fennel, celery, beetroot, mesculn, endives and…"
Hi Minx - do have a look at the welcome page if you havent already. The site is new and will grow and evolve quickly in response to our vision and your needs.
It's great to see you sharing your knowledge here - thank you on behalf of all of us. I am delighted to see you are amongst other things a Micologist. I have my own experience of being inspired by Paul Stamets.
It would be great to see a pic of yourself up here - it really helps. So if you need help getting your photo up here, please sing out. To get you started on that, you can go to "My Page" and on the left hand side you'll see "Change My Photo"
And if you do a search for Christchurch in the Members page from time to time, you might be surprised to find other people you can start exchanging things with. And if you don't, then it's a good reason to go out and find some people to invite :-)