I made a Thai curry last night which wasn’t too bad if I do say myself. It struck me that everything in the curry except the shrimp paste came from my garden: coriander, galangal, lemongrass, schallots, garlic, turmeric, lime, ginger and the chillies. That’s pretty amazing. Unfortunately I can’t give you the recipe, I made it up as I went along. So this morning while at woolies I checked the price of buying the ingredients. If you had to buy from scratch and bought the minimum where possible it would have cost $13.50.
Costing that curry got me excited; doesn’t take much. I went back to woolworths to price veges. What I grew in the Pop-Up garden, most of the harvest within six weeks, cost $90 retail. That’s amazing. Now I know they are definitely not the cheapest people to buy veges from but there you go. The plants were: 6 x looseleaf lettuce 6 x chinese veges 6 x schollots 6 x bunches of coriander 4 x snow peas 6 x chinese cabbage
So get cracking and grow your own herbs and easy veges and save money.