BERRY & CHOCOLATE LUNCHBOX BARS

Just when I think there is a reprieve in the summer produce harvest, I walk down a different garden path and discover the blackberries are ripening early. I haven’t seen anything quite like it this season. These thornless blackberries are always a wonderful producer, but this season I predict the … Read More

ZUCCHINI MOUSSAKA with Lentils & Fennel

The dry heat of the oven works wonders on moisture-rich vegetables such as zucchini. When I have a load from the garden my usual go-to is a slow-roasted vegetable sauce to preserve into jars for winter cooking. When I have a deluge from the garden my usual go-to is a … Read More

BLUEBERRY, LEMON & COCONUT CAKE with Blueberry Glaze

Blueberries are my husband’s favourite fruit. But try as I might to grow them bountifully, so far my attempts have been futile. I did my research and planted four bushes that would, all going well, produce 2kg of berries each, per season. Four years down the track and I barely harvest … Read More

PEACHES & CREAM LASSI + ICE BLOCKS

Some time ago I spent a year living in Canada where I experienced the four seasons clearly defined. I resided in Nelson BC, inland from Vancouver, where the seasons were extreme. One week there was snow covering the ground, and within days of the spring solstice – March 21 – … Read More

BBQ LENTIL BURGERS in Lettuce Cups

Although my family isn’t vegetarian I focus on meat as an accompaniment to vegetables rather than the main of a dish, eating small quantities several times a week. The rest of the week we tuck into an array of plant-world proteins. The key to cooking with dried legumes such as … Read More

OVERNIGHT SOURDOUGH PIZZA DOUGH w/ Yeast Variation

I have a love affair with sourdough – bread, cakes, pastry, crumpets and, today, pizza dough. My sourdough starter is like my third child, it even comes on holiday with us – seriously, it does. Please don’t be put off by the overnight factor for this pizza base. Yes, it … Read More