Bursts of rain, over with in minutes, has allowed me to transplant 10 red cedars and Blue quandong trees along a lantana cleared valley. As well, transplanting self seeded vegetables in the garden. Growth is visible and with a sudden cooler spell it will be interesting to watch what bolts to seed as soon as it heats up again.
Sharing a new nest on the verandah.
Wow, this vegetables grows so fast here. I picked 10 on friday and this morning, after the heat of yesterday which reached 34 degrees , this is what I harvested this morning and from just two plants.
Flowers I stuff with a mixture of herbs, rice and feta, fold and dip in a tempura batter before quickly deep-frying in hot oil. Grated and tossed with lemon, mint and macadamia oil with salt and pepper or chilli is OK too as a salad. Can be used as a substitute for bananas in banana bread or cake. Needs a compliment flavour like a drop or 2 of vanilla . For me though, quickly fried with lots of garlic and onion always satisfies.
Courgette and feta fritters
900g/2lb courgettes, zucchinis, grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper
bunch spring onions or garlic chives, chopped
2 tbsp chopped dill if you have any. Otherwise not important. I substitute garlic.
2 tbsp chopped flat leaf or curly parsley
3 free-range eggs
1 tbsp paprika or chilli powder
225g/8oz feta cheese/or corn.
225g/8oz plain flour
Oil for deep frying
slices lemon, to garnish
Thanks to Jo’s blog for inspirational recipes.