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LUNCH:West meets East.

"On my cactus type -- see image to left -- I simply pick em at palm size, wash em and chop them up. The spines are mere wee bumps. If the paddle is larger you need to decapitate the bumps as they are tougher than the rest of the flesh. Any truly…"
11 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dave Riley's photo

LUNCH:West meets East.

"Andrew we eat it all the time - first take the hairs off the skin - slice thinly so it looks like beans then lightly steam and add a little soy sauce - then get more ambitious !!!"
13 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's photo

Rye crisp bread: Knäckebröd

"These breads are so forgiving. You really don't need to add 'flour' . I just blend up the the rye grains until they are gritty then combine them with the other seeds and water. I do add a teaspoon of yeast and let it rest/rise for 60…"
21 hours ago
Christa commented on Dave Riley's photo

Rye crisp bread: Knäckebröd

"Looks like I will have to have a go at this as I have most of the ingredients in the pantry at the moment. The Links are good to look at and when you see the video, it is very easy. Thanks Dave"
22 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's photo

LUNCH:West meets East.

"Someone is gunna have to convince me about them paddle things.  I'm not entirely doubtful because I'm a big bean, rice and kimchi eater.  Just need a push towards the Nopales dark side. "
22 hours ago
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LUNCH:West meets East.

*Cuban rice with black beans.*Kimchi mixed with fresh chopped Nopales -- Prickly Pear paddles.

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I am interested in:
Vegetables. Rain harvesting.Starchy vegetables.
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Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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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…


It's finally happened: a kimchi fridge

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 21:56 0 Comments

Neighbours are moving overseas so, as befits the occasion, a garage sale was called.

And I got myself a bar fridge el cheapo.

You are looking at  my new home at home for kimchi, sweet pepper paste and sundried tomatoes -- with fermented squid on the bottom shelf.

[I haven't had the…


Ferment updates: KimChi, Knäckebröd & Filmjölk

Posted on October 14, 2018 at 3:23 2 Comments

I spent last night outback on the veranda making a batch of kimchi from 4 wombok cabbages. The radish, spring onions and carrots  that I used were my own outback harvest.

The complication is that when I ran out of on-hand supplies I had to venture out into the darkness and pouring rain to pick some more.

My previous batch was made from my own cabbages but none…


The Drought

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 22:39 8 Comments

I just spent a couple of days out on the Western Downs. While I was away we had 20 mm of rain here at home, and another 16 mm fell tonight after we returned.

But around Chinchilla it is dry  as drought is.

The cattle are scrawny. Even the brumbies are ring barking the trees as  they chew off the bark to sustain themselves and many dead kangaroos dot the roadside because they put themselves at pedestrian risk in their hunt for food.

On the drive back we must have seen…


September rhymes with Remember: the garden is green and makes a pleasant scene in September to remember.

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 19:00 8 Comments

Images more for me than for anyone else, September registers as green. That's despite the dry weather over the Wintering.

What with this and that, I've run out of things to do.


The Milk Crate 'garden' has been extended with more herbs planted and experimental Goji berry bushes. I needs my supply of thyme and oregano -- my fix.…


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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.


At 21:10 on June 15, 2009, Scarlett said…
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?
At 20:50 on March 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , just a reminder that the 2nd Garden Visit is on the 29th at Vanessa place .
At 16:18 on February 4, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , just a reminder that the GARDEN VISITS are starting at the end of the month (22nd) .Everyone is welcome .

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