My first post

 

This year's crop of shallots and garlic! I started with 12 shallot bulbs 3 years ago and now have enough to eat and seed for the next crop. I am particularly pleased with the garlic this year, lovely large clean bulbs (they were small last year).

This year’s crop of shallots and garlic! I started with 12 shallot bulbs 3 years ago and now have enough to eat and seed for the next crop. I am particularly pleased with the garlic this year, lovely large clean bulbs (they were small last year).

Caramelised onion tart with rocket and goat feta

Caramelised onion tart with rocket and goat feta

 

Well the time has finally come for me to start my new blog; I’ve been thinking about it for ages and have lots of ideas. I live in a small bay side town in Victoria, Australia with my partner. Our climate is perfect for growing all sorts of fruit and vegetables and we can pretty much grow something all year around. I love picking food straight from the garden and feeding my family and friends. I also make jam (marmalade mostly as the bought stuff is rubbish), chutneys & pickles, usually due to a glut in produce. It’s challenging but fun to find ways to use heaps of rhubarb or beetroot for instance (chutney). Our spring / summer garden is in full swing, although we got off to a late start due to being away on holidays in prime planting time, so no early tomatoes or potatoes this year! We are renovating our home & garden, which are gradually evolving. There was one lemon tree here when we moved in and now we have 9 different citrus (mostly for my jam making). The Bellerine Peninsula has an abundance of wonderful produce such as fish / shell fish, tomatoes, olive groves and vineyards and the local butcher has a smokehouse and has won awards with his hams and bacon. I would like to introduce some of the flavours of this region to you. Another idea is to have guest presenters (there are some awesome cooks out there)

until next time, take care Lemmie

10 Comments

  1. Neil Cover   •  

    Looking forward to your next post.

  2. Ry   •  

    Well done mum cya tonight for one of your amazing feasts. Love Ry and Scarlet!

  3. Ali   •  

    You are a great cook, Lemmie and I can only dream of having a garden as productive as yours

  4. sue l   •  

    It’s great to have another blogger from the Bellarine Peninsular. I can’t wait to see the delicious food available from the region.

  5. Chloe   •  

    Look forward to following your blog mum, my tummy is rumbling xxx

  6. jez fogaty   •  

    Well done on your post Lem!…. looking forward to future editions.

  7. Elise   •  

    Nice pictures and delicious goals. As we Dutch quote :a good start is halve the futures work. Curious about the Australian recepies.

  8. Julie Mc   •  

    Hi Lemmie , love the blog site ! Looking forward to reading and learning more .

  9. sue l   •  

    Any and all vego recipes gratefully accepted.

  10. jez fogaty   •  

    some nice recipes there Lem

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