We've been eating a bit of produce from our own back yard, which I will admit makes me feel very smug. But it's also really delicious! Here is what we've been growing and eating.
One of the quickest crops to grow is radishes, which we love roasted in the oven.
Another easy - and pretty - quick crop is nasturtiums, which have a peppery flavour and make a good salad. This one also features some cherry tomatoes from our garden.
Another one we've had success with is zucchini. We have had so many zukes!
We like them stuffed with garlic bread filling.
|Garlic bread zucchini and eggplant pie.|
Grated zucchini makes a good addition to veggie sausage rolls.
But who can go past zucchini in sweets? I think when life gives you zucchini, you make zucchini bread. This is from the recipe in Urban Vegan.
This plate is full of home grown - zucchini fritters and sauteed kale with nasturtium flowers. There is also a cauliflower casserole, but we didn't grow caulis in our garden.
Apparently kale is so not a warm climate veggie, but this Tuscan Black Kale seems to be going okay in our winter garden.
But Andy's favourite thing in the garden is easily the tomatoes. This is a Black Russian, a heirloom variety, which was beautiful and ripe and delicious, though it doesn't go very red in colour.
We sliced it onto avocado toast and it was delicious, and we can't wait for the rest to ripen up.
Soon we'll have pumpkins and capsicums and cucumbers and spring onions and maybe beetroots, but for now we'll keep eating zucchini a few days a week!