Thursday, April 26, 2012

Costa visits the Edible Balcony

Ok. I've almost stopped hyperventilating. Costa Georgiadis, the new host of Gardening Australia, visited the Edible Balcony this morning. And his verdict? He said he was inspired. My guru said he was 'inspired'!!! How to melt a girl's heart Costa!

Costa met my capsicums, San Marzano tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, lemons and herbs. They were a little star struck but behaved themseleves.

Then it was time to sample my produce. Using the tomatoes and basil I whipped up a buffalo mozzarella salad. And yes maybe one day there may even be a buffalo on my balcony. Who knows?

The mozzarella was creamy and chewy, the balcony tomatoes were sweet and juicy and the pesto from balcony basil packed a bit of punch with some garlic.

It made Costa's eyes pop!

Even the TV crew enjoyed the balcony bounty!

Tune in to Gardening Australia at 6.30pm on Saturday June the 2nd to see the full story.


  1. Looking forward to it! Loving Costa on GA....and a lovely day for a balcony feast!

  2. How exciting for you! Love Costa!

  3. My mother was the doyenne of kitchen accoutrements so I've inherited an egg slicer. One of the best uses for it so far is slicing bocconcini. Just thought I would share my handy hint :-)

  4. Oh wow...Costa visiting your garden spesh. I am so happy he is now host of GA...he is really very inspiring.

  5. Oh wow - Costa - that is awesome. Your hero visiting your balcony and my gardening hero visiting my blog and seeing my pic of my little beginner edible balcony. Wooohoo. Thank you so much for your visit and made my day.