Upper North Shore Sydney Australia


Rosmarinus officinalis   This is a aromatic perennial herb with evergreen leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers and native to the Mediterranean region. Favourite Growing Conditions Chose a spot in full sun with good drainage.  Is hardy and can grow in soil that is on the dry side….



This is a leafy annual plant with a peppery flavour which tastes great in salads. Native to the mediterrean area.


The potato is a member of the Solanaceae family and was originally from the high mountains of South America.

Italian Parsley


This is a leafy biennial plant often used to add flavour and decoration to food. Native to the Mediterranean area. Often grown as an annual as the second year’s growth is not as good as the first.


Mint aka Common Mint, Garden Mint and Spearmint

Aromatic flavoursome herb that is mainly used raw in many cuisines or simply in salads. From mid-summer to early autumn plants bear pale purple flowers in whorls. Other aromatic mints include apple mint with white flowers, variegated apple mint with interesting leaf patterns (mentha suavolens) and chocolate mint (mentha piperita)  ….


Malaysian Chicken Curry

Ingredients: (Serves 4) Curry 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 7 finger limes, slice in half length ways, reserved the pulp of one finger lime to use as a garnish. 4 chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite size pieces 1 ½ tablespoons of fish sauce 3 tablespoons of tamarind puree 300…


Marjoram / Oregano

These two Mediterranean herbs are very closely related. Oregano is a wild form of margoram with a stronger flavour. Marjoram is a compact, shrub-like plant with small, soft and greyish-green leaves, while oregano has a spreading habit with light green, firmer leaves. The flowers for both these herbs are small and white and form tight clusters at the tip of the stem.


Linguine with Atlantic Salmon, Finger lime, Leek and Capers

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 500g fresh linguine Olive oil 2 leeks, white part only, finely chopped 500g Atlantic salmon, skinned, pinned boned and cut into 2-3cm pieces 2 tablespoons drained baby capers, rinsed 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 cups baby spinach leaves, trimmed 4 tablespoons of finger lime pulp, 2…



A perennial bushy clump of grass that grows in size each year. Native to India and Tropical Asia and very popular in Asian cooking.


Lemon Verbena

A perennial deciduous shrub to 3m(10 foot) native to South America. It has narrow leaves in whorls of 3 and 4. Flowers vary from white to mauve and appear in spring or early summer.