Roasted Eggplant Dip

Roasted Eggplant Dip Ingredients (serves 6-8) 1 large (700g) eggplant (aubergine) 2-3 garlic cloves, skin on 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste) 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 green onions, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley, to garnish Generous pinch paprika, to serve (optional) Method Preheat oven to […]

June 11, 2010 • Tags: , , , , • Posted in: Radio, Dips, Vegetables • No Comments

Vanilla yoghourt & vegetables? Not such a strange combination in these savoury muffins

As heard on ABC NSW radio 1233 with Carol Duncan on Monday 7 June 2010 ( This is a recipe I did combining lots of vegies and Jalna Vanilla Yoghourt. (For more yoghourt recipes go to You can really use whatever vegies you want but in these savoury muffins it is a combination of […]

Eggplants – a vegetable or fruit?

ABC NSW radio 1233 with Carol Duncan on Monday 19 April 2010 EGGPLANTS Eggplants, like tomatoes, are thought of as a vegetable, but are technically a fruit. Eggplants, also known as aubergine or brinjal (Solanum melongena) are a member of the nightshade family and are related to potatoes and tomatoes. Buying & storing Choose eggplants […]

Growing your own tomatoes – it could be easier than you think.

Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to grow. Here are a few tips that might help get you started. Once you’re harvesting have a look at the article ‘How to use up all those tomatoes‘ for recipe ideas or try out the Green Tomato & Walnut Cake recipe. When to grow Tomatoes grow best […]

How to use up all those tomatoes

Storing tomatoes Fully ripe tomatoes can be refrigerated but are best kept at room temperature. Tomatoes stored in the refrigerator tend to lose flavour but will still be edible. Ripe tomatoes Salads, especially using different varieties and colours. Try tossing tomato wedges with canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, black olives, capers and fresh basil, […]

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