This BBQ dinner is eggplant parma with sauteed luffa, potatoes and salad. The luffa was sauteed with lime juice which we were gifted from a friend's tree.
We grew the eggplant, all the salad ingredients - cucumber, basil, tropical spinach and chilli - and luffa. The luffa are a zucchini-like climbing vine which, if you let it get bigger, can be turned into the fancy bath sponges you buy from shops. This is what they look like when they are small.
And here is how they look when they grow.
Another night we made sushi. We used bought rice and seaweed, and condiments for dipping. But we grew all the fillings - eggplant that we marinated, snake beans, and cucumber.
Served with a side of sauteed luffa.
|Andy's dad made the chopping board. I reckon her should go into business.|
And these nachos were made with black beans, tinned tomatoes, homegrown capsicum and chillies, and my favourite part...
Home grown sweet potatoes.
So we're not obligate locavores yet, but our locallivory is increasing. I just can't wait until our fruit trees start producing.