Make use of fresh mint leaves with mojito marinade. Whisk together ¾ cup fresh lime juice, ½ cup light rum, ½ cup finely chopped fresh mint, 6 tablespoons mint syrup (to make, boil 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water and add 2 heaped tablespoons of dried mint), 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon sea salt. Place 6 chicken breasts, skin still on but cut in half, in a ziplock plastic bag, pour in the marinade and seal. Chill in the fridge for four hours before grilling. Squeeze grilled lime wedges soaked in rum over chicken before serving.
Beat the birds
Use netting to cover earlyripening varieties of Southern Highbush blueberries, including ‘Misty’, ‘Marimba’ and ‘Island Blue’. They’ll start to ripen during October, into November. Keep an eye on their colour: most varieties are ideally harvested about a week after the berries turn from green-tinged to a rich blue. Or try
this trick from Get Growing reader Carole Hadler “I filled the leg of a black pair of tights with straw and tied it to make a body and head and, although it looked nothing like a cat to me, it obviously fooled the birds. I hung a couple in our fruit trees and one in the raspberry patch. I’m sure it was no coincidence that the fruit survived.”
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