Tags

, , , , , , ,

In My Kitchen is a wonderful monthly series hosted by Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.  Head over to her blog for a full list of the participants, and find out what’s happening in kitchens (and gardens) across the globe.

This is another month where I’ve been very busy in the garden, and neglecting the kitchen a bit, so I’ve decided to make it official.  In my kitchen garden this month…

are Greek oregano, pennyroyal, marjoram, and four different types of thyme I’ve planted between our recycled pavers…

Greek oreganoPennyroyalPizza thymeherbs between pavers

lots of new citrus – a Lisbon lemon in the garden, and a ‘Midknight’ orange, Fremont mandarin and Tavares limequat in pots to join my Meyer lemon…

Lisbon lemoncitrus in pots

after lots of weeding and removing of rocks (here are just the ones I dug up while planting my trees; now being used to stop erosion on our steep slopes), I’ve nearly finished planting our deciduous fruit trees – so far a White Genoa fig, Satsuma plum, Santa Rosa plum, sloe, Smyrna quince, Ichikikei Jiro persimmon, and Galusha Rosavaya pomegranate…

stones from planting fruit treesWhite Genoa figSanta Rosa plumSmyrna quince

I also have a few kitchen goodies – more blood limes (for those who haven’t seen them a cross between the native finger lime and a mandarin hybrid)…

blood limes

Lemon Myrtle leaves and oil…

lemon myrtle leaves and oil

and Aniseed Myrtle leaves and oil, all three from Pipers Creek Grove at Dondingalong, on the mid-north coast of NSW…

aniseed myrtle leaves and oil

home made chai from my mother, using dried turmeric and bay leaf from her garden…

home made and grown chai

And just a little bit of baking – a cake for Mr M’s birthday party!

chocolate birthday cake

 

As you can see, it is now officially Winter here, so now most of the tree planting is done I’m hoping to post more warming winter dishes…

What’s in your kitchen (or garden) this month?

 

Advertisements