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Dianne Caswell replied to Dave Riley's discussion chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
"Fabulous Menu for your week Dave. I too use the Imported Flour for my Tacos, I like it better as well. Last year we had a month in South America, and I became addicted to Empanadas they are perfect pockets to use up Left Overs in or use any one…"
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
"My problem is that I can't get enough of the chipotle. Fortunately the misses, who complains if I make a dish 'too' spicey, tolerates them. This week, for instance, I've made: Yellow corn taco with mushrooms marinated in orange…"
Dave Riley favorited Dianne Caswell's discussion Chillies, Capsicums and Tomatoes and a Recipe for Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Fetta
Dianne Caswell replied to Dave Riley's discussion chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
"Thanks so much Dave for sharing your experiences with us. We just love these (Chipotle) and use them in most of our Mexican Meals, just love the smokey flavour. I have just purchased some seeds so am keen to see how they go. As Chilli are my main…"
Dianne Caswell favorited Dave Riley's discussion chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's video

Chook Pen in an Orchard/Orchard in a Pen.

"LOL.  Chicken shenanigans.  "
Dave Riley replied to angela holmes's discussion Sweet potato pests????
"Do you need to rotate sweet potatoes? It is a perennial cultivated as an annual. Unless you wanted to grow a specific type the harvest isn't necessarily huge to  warrant the space allocated. That was my conclusion.It still grows outback…"
Jan 14
angela holmes commented on Dave Riley's blog post Have garden will travel -- growing sweet spuds at home
"Hi dave. I know its been a long time since you posted this. When you refer to "move your 'mound' contents elsewhere" do you mean you take a shovel and literally dig it up and re-pile it up elsewhere?? Will that move any diseases…"
Jan 13

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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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What I am looking for:
Moreton Bay Region

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What more could you ask for? We eat.

Posted on December 18, 2019 at 21:30 3 Comments

Despite  the dry, we eat.

What more could you ask for?

After weeding, using my sickle-- as explained here -- I'm ready to plant out even more stuff.

My orchard is consolidating. It is situated inside the chook pen.…


The mélange of the backyard-scape

Posted on November 2, 2019 at 20:30 3 Comments

I've been focused on my Vetiver Ventures as my major outdoor activity. Consequently the vegetables and herbs have had to wait their turn before god attends to them.

I am god, you see...either that or a servant.

Whatever: the…


A 'model' kitchen garden... in the subtropics.

Posted on September 29, 2019 at 18:30 14 Comments

After years of experimentation I now have a garden that has 'structure'. Less jungling and explosive but easier to manage than in days of yore.

Despite what may have been my past perspective, I have reduced the size of the garden that grows my veg.

Given my space quotient, compared to my BLF peers, this may seem an anathema.

But there…


Radish Man

Posted on September 5, 2019 at 12:30 7 Comments

I may call on the animal kingdom to help me with my stock, but anything that floats in my soup du jour comes from outback.

Pride of place in the broth is always the radish.

I'm a daikon aficionado and that includes the Watermelon pinks (pictured).

I'm at that stage where I'm beginning to foster a supply line. They are never…


It's that 'Neither/Nor' Time of year, isn't it?

Posted on August 24, 2019 at 23:00 6 Comments

No rain. Brutal drying westerly winds. Warmer days...This time of year is 'Spring' -- sort of-- but without all the elements converging as they should.

A little precipitation would help. Enough to suppress this waiting and dampen the earth.

But as my ma used to say: be careful what you wish for.

Mind you, 'tis pleasant enough except for the gusts.

If you saw…


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At 9:11 on March 27, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

And you probably could do that to Dave.

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 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 with your address & I will send some.




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