Owen Pidgeon

Owen Pidgeon

Owen Pidgeon writes a weekly gardening column for Canberra's Food and Wine magazine.

Owen Pidgeon is an orchardist and runs the Loriendale Organic Orchard near Hall.

Owen Pidgeon: Secrets of growing radishes all year in Canberra

Radishes are one of the few garden vegetables that you can grow the whole year round. Here are Owen Pidgeon's tips on producing them.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 30 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow the best asparagus in Canberra region

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The sweet taste of your freshly picked asparagus spears on the dinner table is simply the best.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 23 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's selection of fruit trees for Canberra region gardens

Most plums will ripen in February or into March.

Owen Pidgeon offers a range of fruit tree varieties that can grow well in Canberra gardens.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 16 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Secrets of growing fruit trees for Canberra gardeners

Espaliering fruit trees such as this pear suits Canberra gardens.

Dream of growing your own fruit? The path is long but very rewarding if you are prepared to work hard.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 09 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow citrus plants in pots to beat Canberra frosts

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Frost-free citrus trees in Canberra? Of course you can, reveals Owen Pidgeon, who also shares his stuffed baked apples with lemon syrup recipe.

Food News,Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Culinary and historical delights of Centennial Trail

Owen Pidgeon takes us on a historical "food source" tour of the Centennial Trail, and gives us the good oil on olives with a beef roll recipe.

Cook,Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's top tips for growing shallots in Canberra

Those long green "shallots" are really spring onions, writes Owen Pidgeon, who reveals the secrets of growing and cooking with eschalots.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow and cook Jerusalem artichokes in Canberra

Jerusalem artichokes are an iron-rich root crop and one of the few that can be harvested late autumn. Owen Pidgeon has two great recipes that are easy to make.

Food News,Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 12 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's tips on growing rosemary and herbs in Canberra

With a little care, growing herbs in Canberra is not difficult and can result in a year-round supply of cooking ingredients.

Cook,Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Apples of distinction for the perfect Queen Charlotte pie

Apple Charlotte.

Owen Pidgeon shares his apple Charlotte recipe.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Apr 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's tips for growing garlic in Canberra

Garlic is so easy to buy, but why not grow your own? Owen Pidgeon shares his tips for nurturing this and other members of the allium family.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Apr 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to grow walnuts in Canberra

The walnut harvest is about to start.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Apr 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Best quinces for jam, sauce recipes in Canberra district

Quince and apple sauce.

It is the season for quinces and here are the best varieties for making wonderful preserves, sauces and jellies.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Apr 01 14:24:58 EST 2015

How to grow and cook brussels sprouts in Canberra

Versatile: Sauteed brussels sprouts.

This cabbage gone wrong is rich in vitamins and brings character to the table.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 31 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's Loriendale orchard marks 25 years

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Loriendale Orchard, which grows 120 varieties of apples from more than 20 countries, will have an open day on March 28 to celebrate 25 years.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra's autumn fig harvest bears fruit

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The autumn fig harvest is kicking in and these luscious fruits can be savoured roasted, stewed, dried and more -- or simply straight from the tree.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 10 23:30:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to make most of pear season in Canberra

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Now is the season to enjoy fresh, ripe pears – and the many ways to cook and prepare them.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 10 10:09:59 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: A mixed tomato harvest

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Never underestimate the history - and uses - of the humble tomato.

Drink | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Feb 25 13:17:45 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Apple harvest under way in Canberra

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They are ripe for the picking and will soon fill the markets, but how do you choose the best ones? Owen Pidgeon has a few tips.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Feb 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to harvest a green bean bounty

Green beans Owen Pidgeon Beans feature In the Garden for Food & Wine, February 18 the green beans are versatile ingredient in kitchen

Owen Pidgeon reveals the secrets to growing the best green beans in the Canberra region.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Feb 17 23:45:00 EST 2015