ROASTED TOMATO & CASHEW SOUP

Tomato & Cashew Soup | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

My tomato plants have been rather disappointing this year. I am not sure why considering we have had long hot days so essential for these heat loving solanaceae. I thought I had it all perfectly planned for success, I planted them in a different location from last year, spaced them 1 metre apart, transplanted healthy seedlings the weekend before Labour … Read More

TWO SIMPLE SUMMER SALADS

Two Simple Salads | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Last week I had the chickenpox, of all things! Although I got off pretty lightly compared to other stories I have heard, I still spent most of the week resting and feeling rather miserable. So usually I have a recipe prepared ahead of time to share here, however, this week I am playing catch up and realised I had no … Read More

INSPIRED: Dentist Dr. Roby + My Special Occasion Fruit Punch

Special Occasion Fruit Punch / HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Every now and again I come across someone who really inspires me. It might be someone making a really cool innovative product, or someone with amazing creativity, or in the case of my inaugural ‘Inspired’ interview someone who is truly standing up for what they believe and making a difference. ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the … Read More

RAW APRICOT & MACADAMIA SLICE

Raw Apricot & Macadamia Slice | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Summer is truly here. The cicadas are chirping and the fruit trees are doing their thang and showering us with fruit to eat and preserve. This week’s recipe is inspired by the bucket-loads of apricots we harvested from our tree combined with the bag of locally-grown macadamia’s I excitedly came across at the farmers market.

MAKING TAIWANESE DUMPLINGS – A Family Tradition

Making Dumplings | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

We have a very multicultural family. If you have been following along here for a while you will remember our trip to Central America in 2013 to visit my Mum and her Cuban husband in Havana, plus to Colombia to visit my husband’s brother and his family. We also have German, Canadian, Korean/ Paraguayan, Singaporean and Taiwanese. I am sure … Read More