Wednesday, 28 March 2012

On the kitchen bench today...

...plenty of fruit and vegetables from the garden.
Chillies, tomatoes, tomatillos, sweetcorn, snake beans, zucchini, capsicum, pie/jam melon, grapes and a tiny rock melon.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Preserving tomatoes

We have been busy in the garden and the kitchen. Now is the time to whizz around the garden and harvest as much as possible before the slugs, snails, birds, millipedes, etc. move in.

These are jars of preserved tomatoes and marinara sauce (tomatoes, spring onions, garlic and herbs). Here just a little selection. The pantry is full and looking good.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Figgy decadence

This is a really lovely, decadent dish after a day's work in the garden. Or if you need a treat. Or at any other time.
Cut figs in half. Sautee in plenty of butter for a little while. Add a dollop of honey or golden syrup (depending on how sweet you like it). Stir. Put on plates. Add a dollop of cream. Or ice-cream. Or both. Enjoy! :)

Monday, 19 March 2012


The table grapes are looking really good this year! Must pick them soon.
I can't remember what variety they are. Must find the plan, where I slotted down the varieties.