Thursday, January 1, 2015

new stuff

Luffa (or Loofa)

We're always exploring new things. Toni was given a few seeds for a luffa plant which she'd never encounted. Undeterred off she went and planted them.  She now has heaps of her own home-grown luffas, what a thing.

Use it like a scourer in the kitchen, a loofa in the shower and when it wears out, throw it in the compost.

Skin removed and dried, then you just cut them to whatever size suits

From the end

Rosella Jam

Another one we're trialing is the Rosella Plant. Knowing it's imported and listed as a weed, we're keeping ours inside a netted enclosure to stop the birds spreading the seed We grabbed one from Daley's Nursery earlier in the year and it went crazy, 

producing enough in the first few months to make.... JAM... a few messages back and forward to Trev's Mum and there you have it, 

Finished product awaiting the taste test


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