Monday, May 30, 2011

"Go get a snack from the backyard!"

I love to be able to say this to my kids when they get the munchies...

we don't have a huge block of land...large for our suburb though!!!lol...it's 631 m2..our house isn't huge but big enough so it takes up a bit of the land and we also have a small inground pool...having said that I always wanted to have a productive garden, one where we could grow food as well as being easy to look after and also a little pretty...I do need some more white flowers that I can put into vases..I love my federation daisies!!!! but they don't grow all the time!!!I also have had random vege patches...with not an overly amount of success...but thats coming very soon to our backyard!

But the best thing about my garden is that we are finally starting to get some good food from it...I can now say...go pick a piece of fruit from the yard...

Yeah...it might be a mandarin at the moment..

.lucky for me we all like mandarins...lol...I have a lemon tree where I have been making the most delish lemon butter,



 or lemon curd and on the weekend I made some lemon cordial...let me tell you if you like tangy this one is for you...we all love it...


got the recipe from a self sufficient life
I suggest you give it a try if you have lots of lemons dropping off your tree!!!
and we jhave an orange tree which I plan to make orange marmalade when they are ready...made some last year and it was very yummo...
We have many more trees and vines in our small block...a lime tree, cherrry , passionfruit, red delicious apple, granny smith apple, peach, and olives...the last 6 still yet to give full on fruit, but this should happen within the next 2 seasons....it is so rewardinmg growing your own fruit...would love to hear if anyone else does it...and any suggestions for me on any other I can plant...

until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

3 comments:

amanda73 said...

wow your recipes sound way yum.... i dont have green thumb at all, more like a black thumb lol, i would love to grow fruit and vegies,

Lisa K said...

YUMMY - I used to have fruit trees and had fabulous apricots and lemons
Alas not in this house!

Marelize said...

Your backyard sounds delicious Mandy! Lol! I used to have a veggie garden and some fruit trees but that was at a previous house. I miss it. Have fun! :)