gardening hands holding a bowl of tomatoes

 

What To Plant In October

It’s time to get planting your summer veggies and herbs now! Not only have Awapuni Nurseries provided a fabulous giveaway for you this week, but they’ve written to remind us of what we should be doing in our gardens this spring. We need to start thinking about our summer vegetables and herbs that need to be planted now. It’s also …

 

pot of lentil on stove with steam and person cooking

 

Trisha’s Garlic lentils

I absolutely love lentils, especially in winter; they’re such a satisfying alternative to a meat-based stew. Our recipe this week is from Trisha at Naturally by Trisha. “This recipe for garlic lentils is a delicious, healthy, hearty and economical meal to feed a family. I normally serve this with a baked potato or my peanut rice (recipe to follow) and a …

 

tomato zucchini relish with zucchini and tomatoes from the garden

 

Tomato And Zucchini Relish

This year my garden has yielded an excellent crop of tomatoes and zucchini; so excellent that they’re still coming and I’m busy inventing new ways to use them. One of my favourite condiments is tomato relish, especially when it’s homemade! This is my version with the addition of zucchini which blends into the relish perfectly and bulks it out without …

 

 

Vegetarian Asparagus & Tomato Quiche

Every Christmas I’m on the lookout for delicious, nutritious, uncomplicated, vegetarian dishes to accompany the more traditional fare. This recipe was noted down on a piece of paper in the back of one of my late Nanna’s recipe books. I’m pretty sure Nanna Dorothy used to make her own crust, but I opted for frozen pie crust that I already …