Aïoli 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ cup light olive oil ½ cup sunflower oil 2 tablespoons hot water, if necessary Blend the eggs, garlic, lemon juice, and mustard in a food processor. Add the combined oils in a thin stream. […]
Garlic Planting garlic • Garlic grows best if planted in full sun, in soil that drains well and has been enriched with compost. • When planting, break up the garlic head into individual cloves. • Plant each clove deeply with the tip of the clove pointing upwards. Make sure the tip is covered with soil. […]
Five Herb Amigos Make sure your herb garden includes this convivial band of herbs, so frequently used to complement Mexican ingredients like chillies, garlic and limes Mexican food is a rich, colourful mix of flavour and texture, born of the indigenous Aztec peoples, but much influenced by the Spanish, French and Americans who came later. […]
Problem-Free Sweet Peppers If you find it easy to grow chillies and wonder why you don’t have the same success with sweet peppers, here’s the answer. Sweet peppers have a weaker root system, which makes them sensitive to a whole host of problems: overwatering, nutrient deficiencies, damping off, viruses that cause deformed fruit, and more. […]
Korean Kimchi Kimchi, South Korea’s national dish, was developed in the days before refrigeration, to best make use of seasonal crops. Today there are over 180 different variations on kimchi and it is served with almost every meal in Korean households. Essentially, kimchi is a fermented, spicy cabbage dish, but what makes it special is […]
Companion Planting for Pest Control: Companion planting has a long tradition in organic gardening practice. The principle behind companion planting is that certain plants either enhance each other’s growth or help control pests when planted close together. There are also plants that enrich the soil. In addition, companion planting increases bio-diversity in our gardens, by […]
Spicy, steamy, exotic, mysterious… there are so many more words that can be used to describe the subcontinent of India, and that applies equally to its cuisine. While this varies from region to region an essential ingredient that is common to all is the chilli pepper. Described as the queen of Indian cuisine, the dried […]
If your eagerness to grow your own herbs and vegetables is being stymied by the lack of an area that gets full sun then all is not lost. Read on for some inspiration and ideas.