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Umami 101

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley on Sunday. 2 Replies

In praise of the neglected garden skink.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 1. 4 Replies

 

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Here be dragons

"But, Elaine, your dragon fruits bear long before mine and we are a mere cooee apart?"
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Here be dragons

"Why is it that Dragon Fruit produce fruit at different times in different places?"
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Umami 101
"It helps to know what you may be doing...which is trying to navigate and layer the flavours. Today's umami: Sliced fresh mushrooms, wombok and spring onions with Gochujang (Korean fermented chili paste) over rice noodles in an anchovy &…"
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Umami 101
"For those who forsake the flesh of dead animals umami is still a great culinary option. Indeed there are many ways to satiate  your umami taste buds as a Vegan or Vegetarian : LINK From where I'm coming from, the whole umami thing gives…"
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About me:
I grow vegetables on what was sand along the shores of Moreton Bay.After years of mulching I have a rich loam to work with and plenty of earth worm helpers.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Local Primary School Garden
I am interested in:
Vegetables.Vetiver grass. Lacto Fermentation (such as kimchi). Various cuisines and the plants they make use of -- especially Turkish, Mexican, Caribbean, Korean and Sri Lankan.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
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http://vetivercom.blogspot.com/
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Moreton Bay Region

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Vetiver (and sundries) in the Home Garden

Posted on March 17, 2019 at 17:30 3 Comments

Getting there...

As I prep the beds for 'Autumn' -- albeit a hot & sweaty task -- the Vetiver hedges have reached a stage where they are becoming true enclosures.

Wee packets of soil they are.

I've only recently trimmed the hedges for mulch and split some of the clumps to supply stock for a local community plant-out along the…

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The common ground are the greens.

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 21:30 9 Comments

I've always viewed my garden as a Kitchen Garden where what I grow is determined by what I eat. That perspective has waxed and waned over the years as periods of experimentation set in, only later to pass.

Ironically, my most recent menu advance was not located outback, but grew indoors instead.

When I started sprouting mung beans near the wash…

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On the Homefront

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 22:30 3 Comments

I finally got around to prepping the school garden for the return of the children next week. It survived the Summer graciously.

The beds we did not cover with weed mat, I carpeted with harvested Vetiver mulch and they've done OK -- not much in way of weeds.

Hardly any '…

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My Tortilla Press & I

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 12:30 2 Comments

I think I have made the transition to 'flat breads'.

It all began with my passion for Knäckebröd (Swedish style rye crisp [as in flat & hard] bread)...

Still make 'em. Still love 'em.

Gotta  always have  Knäckebröd on hand.

With the invested practice I can quickly put together a batch of these…

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VETIVER HEDGEROWS

Posted on December 16, 2018 at 10:50 3 Comments

After harvesting the Vetiver hedges for mulch, I approached a level of neatness and order that I, for one, am not used to.

It may not be topiary but the plan is to take the trimmed hedges to a height that will keep the chooks off the beds when they free range.…

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At 10:37 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Oh, and I forgot how good his jokes are too????

At 8:29 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Love the Updated Profile and Avatar, you really have a gift Dave, you are an inspiration to all our Members I am sure. Could I say to all if you are a newer member please take the time to read through some of Dave's Blogs etc I promise you that you will gain a different prospective on how Sand can become Humus. Be sure to read about how Dave has inspired Children to garden at his local school, and his Cooking and Recipes skills have gone from strength to strength.

At 15:37 on February 23, 2016, Vinay Nellipudi said…
Thanks for friend request.
At 12:06 on January 10, 2015, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks Dave for your recipes ,will you be going to lissas garden visit as I can give you those brazillian spinach if not will bring them over for you cheers

At 16:52 on December 21, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave havent forgotten you caught up with work .will get them over to you in the new year sometime hope you have a good xmass  

At 8:32 on December 16, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi mate leave us an address at darren_and_deb@hotmail.com and I will get them over to you

At 21:05 on December 1, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks for your reply mate I do have flowers but they wouldn't be a metre high due to the very sandy soil and low nutrients even though I did put lots of compost in before planting .I planted them initially to stop the neighbours walking across the front lawn,Your plants sound really healthy and you can look forward to good yields 3 to 4 kilos per plant if your lucky and not forgetting the  flowers wich  will be a real head turner. cheers

At 19:51 on November 30, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave didnt want to hijack your latest blog but just wanted to ask about your Jerusalem artichokes as we seem to be the only few blf members growing them .How tall are they do you have any flowers yet always good to compare your plants with others to guage how things are.cheers

At 17:12 on January 11, 2012, Jane said…

Hi Dave, did you manage to get the Snake Beans. If not you may contact me on borgia@tpg.com.au with your address & I will send some.

Jane

At 21:10 on June 15, 2009, Scarlett said…
hello
hey i want to delete the backyarders group and i'm copying the discussions across, but i can't copy your little cuba photos - what to do?
 
 
 

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