Welcome once again to my kitchen, I just cannot believe that the season is changing once again and the months are whizzing by.
My friend Summa makes gorgeous macarons. In our part of the world macarons are still somewhat of a speciality and certainly not something seen regularly in the local bakeries and cafes. Love your work Summa!
My friend Paula grew these Ruby grapefruits and tasting them proved to be a turning point for me. I have always wanted to enjoy grapefruit but just haven’t been able to. I chopped these up and served them with natural yoghurt and loved them. The yoghurt just helped to smooth out the sourness.
Home grown thyme in one of my favourite little teapots and rocket and coriander in recycled tomato tins. This little arrangement just made me smile.
I am always searching for new ideas for morning tea, snacks and lunches for the family. Recently I borrowed The Thrifty Kitchen from the library and I immediately baked the apple muffins and muesli slice. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for tasty family recipes and ideas. As well as recipes it is full of tips on saving money, sensible food shopping, packed lunches, meal planning and minimizing food waste.
With an almost endless supply of greens in my garden this greens pie with nut pastry was a great way to use up some green leaves. Although the crust was very crumbly and a little messy to serve it was tasty.
Much like grapefruit, beetroot and I have only just become friends. Since I have been growing Golden beetroot I have started to appreciate the colour and taste of this delicious underground vegetable.
We buy Rio coffee mainly because these are the beans our local cafe uses so we can buy them locally. The packaging recently changed on these particular beans and I love it. I am easily enticed by pretty packaging!
What are you cooking at the moment?
Are you enticed by clever packaging?