Category Archives: Home Grown

Chicken Pasta With Home Grown Tomato, Kale, Capsicum and Rosemary | Cooking Adventures

I was given a huge bag of tomatoes and wondered what to do with it. I decided to make a tomato sauce with the leftovers after making this dish. God sure provided, as I used all the tomatoes in this recipe.

So excited to have harvested so much kale when we returned from our holiday. The wicking beds have done an amazing job!

The final dish

Scroll down or click “continue reading->” for the recipe I used.

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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How to Prepare and cook Stinging Nettles | Home Grown | Edible Weeds

Now that you have learnt How to Identify Stinging Nettles, this post will teach you how to prepare and cook it.

The huge pile of stinging nettles whittle down to not much at all and now resembles spinach:P
The huge pile of stinging nettles whittle down to not much at all and now resembles spinach:P

Scroll down  or “Continue reading ” to see what I did to make this delicious garlic sautéed stinging nettles

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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How to Identify Stinging Nettles | Home Grown | Edible Weeds

I thought I’ll do a part 2 of the Edible Weed series.

Check out part 1 which is Sow Thistle

Currently we have sow thistles and stinging nettles in abundance.

Hence I thought I’ll share with you how we harvest and prepare it.

What does it taste like? Spinach without the need to care for it;)

Base on Base on healing weeds blog stinging nettles are rich in iron, silicon, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C. Dried nettles may contain up to 40% protein.

Stinging nettles are known for medicinal their qualities such as

NOTE: PLEASE use gloves when handling stinging nettles as they will sting you! If you scroll down you’ll see the silicon stingers.

Stinging Nettles in our backyard
Stinging Nettles in our backyard

Scroll down  or “Continue reading ” to see more photos on how to identify the stinging nettles and nutrition information.

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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Strawberry Update | Grown In Wicking Hanging Basket | Re-use | Home Grown

Strawberry 01

Woo hoo our strawberries are ripe and we get to taste the 1st fruits of our hanging wicking basket a day before the last day of winter^^

I started with 1 strawberry runner last year from mum and dads. Then when that plant grew runners/

I potted them up in little seedling pots. If you’ll like to know how I did that, feel free to let me know in the comments 😀

Then I created a hanging wicking basket for them and they are doing so well!

So check out the “Hanging Wicking Basket” link above on how you can make your very own!

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

What Is A Sow Thistle | Home Grown | Edible Weeds

Due to popular request, here are photos and information about our home-grown sow thistle.

sow thistle 01
Sow thistle colony =p

I am not an expert,  I like to share what I have learnt and experimented on ourselves=p

Please scroll down or click “continue reading” for more photos and information about sow thistle.

I thought best to show you different views and close-ups of the weed so that it’ll help you identify it yourself:)

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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