So far we've planted potatoes, sweet corn (which is just starting to come up), scarlet runner beans and a couple of tomato plants. Also some lebanese cucumber seedlings (pictured) and capsicum seedlings.
We are still picking a nice, steady supply of veggies grown over the winter. We are getting plenty of really nice celery, the broad beans have exploded and I've started freezing those, the purple kale is coming along well (and the chooks LOVE this!), a few carrots here and there and some lettuce.
450 g can of beetroot, drained (I used 250 g of fresh beetroot that was baked in the oven in foil)
400 g can of chick peas, drained and rinsed
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon of tahini paste (sesame paste)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Place all ingredients except oil into a food processor and blitz to a coarse paste. With the motor running, slowly add the oil through the feed tube until the mixture is thick and smooth. Season to taste. It recommends to serve this with warm Turkish bread (yummmm). We've been eating it with salad sticks and smearing it on bread for a sandwich instead of marg.
Yes, it was delicious said Angie, Anne, Leanne and Wilma. Do you think we have spoiled hens? They adore the little tail end bits of prawns, shell and all. This is a rare treat and it is very funny to see them squabble over those little orange treasures. There was all sorts of good stuff in their breakfast that day - mixed grain porridge, veggie scraps, crushed egg shells, stale bread, cooked beetroot, you name it, it's in there! And they reward us with 3 or 4 delicious eggs every day, with shells like concrete.