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Coriander/Ginger/Chillies/Sweet potatoes?

Hi folks,  So today, I was looking at my overflowing coriander pot and felt so guilty about hardly using it.  Keep in mind that I have anot…

Started by Susan

6 Jul 6, 2018
Reply by Dave Riley

Pigeon peas - now what?

Someone said I had to crack them and get two yellow split peas out but that doesn't seem to work. Do I just soak and boil 'em up as is?

Started by Scarlett

12 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Valerie

For Turmeric junkies -- gourd tucker

The intoxicating seasoning paste in this Eurasian stew may be used to flavor chicken, beef, lamb, or seafood. I used it for Ambilla Lambu -…

Started by Dave Riley

3 Jun 7, 2018
Reply by Dave Riley

Lemon Curd Tea Cake

This was the recipe I used today for the lemon curd tea cake that everyone enjoyed. Cake mixture 300 grams Self Raising Flour 120 grams Bu…

Started by Susan

9 May 31, 2018
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

How to make Bottle gourd peels fettucine pasta in arrabiata sauce

Not tried it but I am sure this 'pasta'  will zing. I'm having arrabiata sauce tonight with Penne  but this recipe (HERE)is an easy combo a…

Started by Dave Riley

0 May 27, 2018

Pumpernickel & Rye Bread -- the real thing.

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who LOVE pumpernickel  bread and those who positively hate it. I passionately love it. M…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Mar 10, 2018
Reply by Dave Riley

Pilaf / Plov :

I've been cooking pilaf for yonks so I gots da feel. My finger can tell me when there's enough water to cook the rice. Pilafs are all over…

Started by Dave Riley

18 Mar 6, 2018
Reply by Dave Riley

Easy Kimchi Variations

I have shared my favorite kimchi kraut recipe  -- see HERE -- which now sustains me almost daily. Buoyed by the delectation I've since disc…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Feb 22, 2018

KimChi in Kraut mode

I have 2 issues with KimChi. While I love chili I'm not fond of Gochujang-- Korean chili paste with which kimchi is made The large cuts of…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Jan 19, 2018
Reply by Dave Riley

Yum! Liver! -- 'When all else fails, turn to offal'

I'm one of those foodies who respects offal.Like Adrian Mole I think it's Offally Good. Liver, for instance, is one of the most densely nut…

Started by Dave Riley

10 Dec 16, 2017
Reply by Elaine de Saxe


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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