23 March 2017

March 2017

My new monthly blog "Sustainable Organic Gardening" is a gateway to the pages of my (10) older blogs.  The data contained in these pages deals with different aspects of my gardening story.

 

The new blog's pages are summaries of the same topics, but they contain embedded links which go to the original blog pages for more detail.

 

In future, the pages in the older blogs will be updated regularly, but I will not be posting to the blogs themselves.

 

Regular updates will continue to my Facebook and Google+ pages.

 

John Ashworth .....23rd March 2017.

22 June 2016

Real Fermenting: Wine Sauerkraut

Real Fermenting: Wine Sauerkraut: Wow, I had a lot of fun times researching recipes for this. There seems to be hardly any straight wine sauerkraut recipes in English online,...

30 April 2016

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I bought a small chest freezer earlier in the year, and keep it in my shed.  I've been busy ever since then filling it with produce.  I was harvesting apricots when it arrived so they got processed first.  Since then I've added climbing beans, broad beans, rhubarb, peaches, blackberries, tomatoes, capsicum and grapes.  I'm not sure how I will use the frozen grapes yet, but I'm sure to find a way.

16 April 2015

April 2016

My small Olive tree is full of fruit just starting to ripen, and I began the pickling process today.  This is a small scale process for just a few bottles but its easy to scale up using a food quality plastic bucket for larger quantities.

27 January 2015

January 2015

This blog will follow our progress in the kitchen trying to get the best use we can from the organic fruit, vegetables and herbs we grow in our garden.  We will aim for excellence in taste, good nutrition and the art of preserving surpluses.

We will record our journey of culinary discovery into jam making, preserving and cooking and we will explore the enormous resource on the net and in print for recipes which best suit our pallet and adapt our range and output of food from the garden to meet the demand appropriately.

The above photo shows some of the things we do now with our garden produce, including making jams, chutneys and other relishes.  We currently preserve peaches, apricots, tomatoes, apples, rhubarb, beetroot, carrots, broad beans, climbing beans, potatoes, garlic, onions, cucumbers, basil, rosemary and sage .

We will try to improve the methods we currently use to preserve our surplus including pressure cooking, freezing, dehydrating and dry storage (e.g. potatoes, onions and garlic).