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UMAMI (うま味) SOUP

I've given the concoction a generic name and here celebrate the main ingredients -- depending on harvest.
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post The common ground are the greens.
"Kelp tastes like the sea, Crista. Seaweeds are algae that masquerade as soaked leaf vegetables.  It's like the nori wrap on a sushi but thicker and chewier and with a stronger green veg flavour.Nori is also raosted before use as a wrap.…"
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Christa commented on Dave Riley's blog post The common ground are the greens.
"What does kelp taste like, Dave?  "
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post The common ground are the greens.
"FYI: Asian soups share a lot in common in way of stock basics. Here's a over view. My current preference is Myeolchi Yuksu (Dried Anchovy & Kelp Stock). This is simply  boiled  anchovies with kelp. You can use any type of kelp I…"
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post The common ground are the greens.
"FYI: Asian soups share a lot in common. Here's a over view. My current preference is Myeolchi Yuksu (Dried Anchovy & Kelp Stock). This is simply  boiled  anchovies with kelp. You can use any type of kelp I reckon and either dried…"
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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Local Primary School Garden
I am interested in:
Vegetables. Rain harvesting.Vetiver.
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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The common ground are the greens.

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 21:30 7 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 2 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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Vetiver Ventures Continue

Posted on November 22, 2018 at 20:14 1 Comment

Since I'm now working on a couple of Vetiver projects around town, I thought that -- with the impending growth season -- I'd launch forth in a community friendly way.

I won't have enough stock if my foreshore restoration/protection plantings survive the sand, King tides and any storm surges. I'll sure to have my…

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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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