Plant now: Lettuces, peas, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, tomatoes… the list goes on!
To do in the Garden
- Mulch around plants
- Weed around strawberries
- Place netting over developing soft fruit trees
- In late spring, thin seedlings of carrot, parsnip, leek, beetroot and lettuce
Carrots are a good source of vitamin A and zucchinis are a source of vitamin C. This cake is a good healthy snack for school lunches and can also be frozen.
Carrot, Zucchini and Date Cake
20 minutes plus 4 hours to stand, preparation + 1 1– ¼ hours cooking
7 serves of vegies in this recipe
2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
½ cup bran cereal (e.g. Allbran ®)
½ cup untoasted muesli
1 ½ cups low-fat milk
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup low-fat natural yoghurt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup zucchini, grated
1 cup carrot, grated
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
Combine dates, bran cereal, muesli, milk, sugar and cinnamon and allow to stand for 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a 23cm square cake tin. Add yoghurt, egg, zucchini and carrot to the date mixture and mix well. Add flour and combine. Pour mixture into tin and bake for 1-1 ¼ hours until firm and browned. Cool on a wire rack.
Did you know?
Composting and worm farming is the best way to deal with your 'unavoidable' food waste (the parts we can’t really eat such as vegetable peelings, apple cores and egg shells). We should all also focus on 'avoidable' food waste (those that end up in our rubbish bin but are actually edible when they come into our home). These might be peas the kids don’t eat, yogurt that is ‘forgotten’ and passes it’s used by date, bread that goes stale or cheese that goes mouldy because it’s not stored properly. Check out lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au
for more information.