OVERNIGHT SPICED EASTER SCROLLS

Overnight Spiced Easter Buns | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Easter weekend brings memories of trips to Christchurch to visit my Dutch Grandparents. My Grandma [Bonemama] loved tradition so the weekend revolved around painting blown-out eggs, crafting, and of-course an Easter egg hunt with my cousins in the large sprawling garden. How Bonemama kept track of the chocolate eggs in that large garden I do not know. They were generally … Read More

CHOCOLATE BEETROOT BROWNIE + A Radio Interview

BEETROOT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE | Homegrown Kitchen

One of the first things I learned to grow was beetroot. In my early days of gardening I was rather ambitious, growing all these exotic things because they sounded like fun – like Borlotto Fire Tongue Bean. However, as the years have passed I have worked out it is so much more garden [and time] efficient to grow what we … Read More

FIG & GOAT CHEESE SALAD w/ Honeyed Walnuts

Fig & Goat Cheese Salad w/ Honeyed Walnuts | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Did you know it’s National Honey Week? I don’t often jump on a campaign, however, this is something close to my heart [and garden]. This is a week to celebrate the little honey bee that is so essential for pollination of many edible plants and fruit trees that nourish us. Without them we would have a lot less food at … Read More

CANE SUGAR-FREE OMEGA PLUM JAM

Cane Sugar-free Omega Plum Jam | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

A friend asked me this question recently… ‘Is it really better for us to just swap out white sugar in recipes for other sweeteners such as dates or honey’. This is a fantastic question, one I am often asked, and have pondered quite a bit over the years. Although, as so often with the complex subject of nutrition, it is … Read More

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