This arrangement is easy to put together. Start by melting a bar of lovely dark chocolate (2-3 minutes in a microwave, stirring every minute and make sure it doesn’t over heat); then dip one side of each strawberry, or cover the entire berry, and skewer each one on a wooden stick. Allow the chocolate to […]
Grow to Eat
If you are looking to get the best out of your garden, then look no further than this!
Grow to eat is a unique guide to vegetables, fruit, herbs and the many other wondrous, edible plants in your garden. Below you will find tips on growing your own produce, articles on the latest advancements in food gardening and, of course, hundreds of recipes for you to try!
Cumin Cuminum cyminum by Margaret Roberts Cumin is a true exotic, a flavour-filled treasure! It has played a vital role as both food and medicine and its journey across the world is utterly fascinating. Cuminum cyminum is native to Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean areas, but its exquisite flavour made it an integral spice in […]
Cauliflower The best time to sow cauliflower in most of the country is in February or March while in hotter areas, like the Lowveld, sowing should be in March or April. In hot gardens, choose the coolest section of the food garden where plants will receive afternoon shade. Cauliflower grows best in fertile, heavy soil. […]
• Line a flat serving dish with fresh salad leaves. • Add a layer of thinly sliced tomatoes. • Sprinkle over some chopped, marinated sweet piquant peppers (Annalise marinates her own home-grown peppers (a variety of Capsicum baccatum) for three months in a mix of water, vinegar and sugar). • Next comes a layer of […]
This is definitely a ‘beginning of the month’ dish filled with creamy avocados, succulent prawns and spicy paprika filled sausage, doused in a sharp and sweet grapefruit and honey dressing. For an ‘end of the month’ dish simply scoop out the avocado and eat as is. Ingredients for 4 2 avocados peeled and sliced […]
Here’s a way to have at least one homegrown salad ingredient available all year round.
Lovers of avocado will find an investment in a tree or two well worth their while. Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persia Americana Origin: Tropical America Propagation Growing an avocado tree from a pip suspended over a container of water is fun, but trees grown this way can take from seven to 15 years to […]
This annual herb is equally at home in the herb, veggie or cottage-style garden. The plant forms a basal platform of large, rough, hairy leaves from which many flower stems up to 60cm tall emerge, carrying cymes of starry, five-petalled flowers. The individual flowers are clear, sky-blue with a white and black centre. The flowers […]
Hailing from the Americas, originally thought to be poisonous and saddled with the unwieldy botanical name Lycopersicon esculentum, the tomato is now used worldwide and is an almost indispensable part of meal preparation in many South African homes. Low in calories and rich in vitamins A and C, potassium and iron, it is well worth […]
Baby marrows, also known as courgettes or zucchinis, are most rewarding plants for the home vegetable gardener to grow. The seed germinates easily and the first fruit is ready for picking within 65 days from sowing. The plant itself is also attractive: it has big, hairy leaves and bears and abundance of yellow flowers that […]