Upper North Shore Sydney Australia

Smoked Salmon Wraps with Finger Limes

Smoked Salmon Wraps with Finger Limes Smoked Salmon Cucumber Capers Finger Limes   Method Finely shred cucumbers, lay salmon slices out. Place cucumber, finely sliced capers and finger lime pulp on salmon and wrap.  

Flower Diagram

Seed Saving

For the home gardener your seeds are a precious resource and they can save you a lot of money. If you have access to a local seed bank then you can get access to seeds that do well in your local area. Your local permaculture group will often have a…


Rosemary and Basil Navy Bean Dip

1 cup of fresh navy beans or 1 cup of dried navy beans, soaked overnight in plenty of cold water 3 tblsp olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, very finely chopped 1 tsp chopped rosemary 1 tsp chopped basil Juice of one lemon or lime Black pepper and salt Method…



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.



Cydonia oblonga      Quince trees live to a great age and have showy, white or pale pink ornamental flowers and a delicious aroma as the fruit ripen. As the tree matures the wide, contorted branches make a very sculptural form in the garden. Planting Planting is best done during…


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


Peas are an annual legume plant lasting for one year. Legumes convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogenous compoundsSnow pea flowers useful to plants.

Eight varieties of pear


A pear tree looks lovely when covered in their snowy, white blossoms in spring and their autumn foliage adds interest.

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.