Warming Winter Cumquat and Almond Cake

Warming Winter Cumquat and Almond Cake

As anyone who grows their own food knows, it’s incredibly satisfying creating dishes from ingredients from your own garden. So we got double pleasure making this cake using home-grown cumquats and almonds. The first step was picking the cumquats. The almonds...
9 Step Process for Preserving Fruit

9 Step Process for Preserving Fruit

Before the days of refrigeration and a supermarket on every corner, preserving fruit (and other food) was a matter of necessity. Knowing and using lots of different methods of storing those essential nutrients to see us through winter was second nature, particularly...

Which apricots make the most delicious jam?

We get a lot of questions in apricot season about which apricots are best for jam. There are dozens of different varieties of apricot available to grow, so it’s a fair question! Ripe, juicy Moorpark apricots Old Australian favourites include Trevatt and Moorpark...

Apricot bottling and a recipe for berry tarts!

Have you done any fruit bottling this year? Never tried it before? It’s really easy, and a great way to preserve the summer bounty to enjoy through winter. Cutting up apricots for bottling (Photo: Biomi) Our farm is a demonstration of how you can grow and...

Why every garden needs plum trees

Prune d’agen plums – perfect for drying Plums are one of the most versatile and delicious fruits, and a great tree to choose if you’re a beginner to fruit growing, as they’re super easy to grow. Maybe it’s exactly because they’re so...

Cherry pie

A rainy day in summer means a day in the kitchen preserving fruit, and if you’re lucky enough to grow (or have access to) cherries, then cherry pie is a wonderful place to start. But there’s plenty of other ways of preserving cherries as well. One of our...