|Fig tree coming to life|
|My favourite flowers - irises are in bloom and brightening up the garden.|
|Plum tree in blossom|
I got excited about Spring and have started growing some veg and herbs from seed indoors for the first time this year. In the last couple of weeks I've had success with tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, silverbeet, coriander, basil, chives and continental parsley. I've also tried some eggplant and capsicum but absolutely nothing has happened. I'm not sure if they got too dry or I haven't waited long enough? One lesson I've learnt is that you should write the dates along with the names of what the seeds are when you plant them.
The potatoes, broad beans, snow peas, silverbeet, leek, garlic, lettuce and herbs are all still growing happily in the garden. I popped some spring onions in a planter box and despite a couple of cheeky birds having a great time scratching around immediately after, they have also emerged.
Here's what I did...
Savoury Mini Pies
1 small onion, chopped very finely
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 silverbeet leaves, finely chopped
cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
6 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbs wholemeal SR flour
2 tbs pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup tasty cheese, grated
1 tbs chives, finely chopped
1 tbs olive oil
oil spray for lining muffin tray
Cook the onion in the olive oil until soft, add the garlic and cook for about another minute. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Mix in the flour until there are no lumps. Mix in all the other vegetables and herbs except tomatoes. Spray a mini muffin tray with oil and spoon in the mixture. Push a cherry tomato cut side up so that it sits flat into each. Cook in a moderate oven until golden and a skewer comes out clean (10-15 minutes).