Plant now: kale, onions, shallots, asparagus, cabbages, leeks, spinach… the list goes on!
To do in the Garden
- Plant Green Manure Crops
- Prune fruit trees and woody plants
- Clean up any fallen fruit
- Ensure you keep stirring your compost to aerate.
Here’s a warming dessert for you and your family. Both rhubarb and pears are high in vitamin C. Remember to compost all those food scraps as you prepare this yummy crumble!
Rhubarb and Pear Crumble
20 minutes preparation + 20-30 minutes cooking
7 serves of fruit in this recipe
4 pears peeled, cored and diced
2 cups rhubarb (4 stalks), diced
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons margarine
1¼ cups untoasted muesli
½ cup plain flour
Preheat oven to 180°C. Place pears, rhubarb, sugar and water in a saucepan, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes until softened. Spoon fruit into an ovenproof dish. Combine honey and margarine in a small bowl and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 20 seconds. In a separate bowl, combine muesli and flour. Stir in honey mixture, mixing until the crumble resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Spread over fruit and bake for 20–30 minutes until golden. Serve hot. Serves 6.
Did you know?
Wood ash from your fireplace is a source of lime. It can be placed in your compost bin and will act to neutralise pH.