Yummy Recipes for you to follow using your harvest!
Recipes with APPLES
With the coming of Fall comes cooler nights, the trees turning shades of gold and red, and... Apples! Here are some luscious recipes for using your apple harvest, and for saving your excess apples for use throughout the year.
Recipes with TARRAGON
Cooking with herbs – especially homegrown ones – just has to be a pleasure the poets are still writing about. Growing a Herb Container Garden is actually very easy when you get down to it – all they need is what we all need … sunshine, water, food and care! These FRENCH TARRAGON recipes are good!
Herbs in action - NASTURTIUM
Make good use of your Nasturtium green seeds and pickle them for the joy of using your own home-grown produce. Making these ‘poor-man’s-capers’ makes sense too. So easy to grow, so easy to harvest, so easy to use, they will make a good hostess gift too and it’s your container garden in action!
Recipe for RED PEPPER RELISH
Growing your own food and herbs is so rewarding – so much so that nobody can describe it adequately … you have to grow something yourself to really appreciate what they mean. Recipes abound for whatever you do grow. Here is a delicious recipe for a relish that goes with barbecue fare. Yum.
Recipe for VEGETABLE STOCK
When you start to grow your own veggies in containers, the joy of putting them to use in the kitchen is just too good to describe - the achievement alone has its own fragrance! Making a simple vegetable stock is a wonderful way to use up your produce; besides, you can also make some vegetable water.
Recipes with BASIL
Why do we grow herbs? For their fragrance, pleasure, their looks, the garden, for health, medicinal and home purposes and of course, to enhance our cooking. You are growing Basil in a containers not so? Here are four favourite recipes garnered from friendly cooks including my Granny. Enjoy!
Recipes with GREENS
Green is lean. Green is good. Green is scrumptious - made more so with the knowledge that you grew all the vegetables and herbs yourself (or swapped with a neighbour or maybe bought from the organic market). The taste buds of all who share will thank you for your efforts with requests for more!
Recipes with PUMPKIN
Baking pumpkins are perfect for growing in your container garden – the plants are relatively small and can be trained onto a trellis, and the pumpkins can be easily supported until harvest. Here are some recipes for using your harvest in heart (and tummy) warming ways throughout the winter.
Recipes with TOMATOES
What can you do with tomatoes? You can pickle, can and preserve them, jam them, sun-dry them, sauce them, mash, slice and dice them – yep, keep going! The versatility of tomatoes in the kitchen seems never-ending so whatever you do with your homegrown or organic tomato crop, enjoy the results!
Recipes with TOMATOES and PEPPERS
Tomatoes and peppers can be easily dried in your oven or dehydrator for use in sun-dried tomato recipes, and for storage over the winter. It´s very easy and takes less than half a day in the oven to achieve what could take several days in the sun. Here are your tips for preparing and storage.
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You've grown the spinach, the dill, the spring onions and the parsley so why not add a few more ingredients and make delicious spinach and feta triangles using phyllo pastry? They are certainly moreish, a easy recipe to make for cocktails and snack parties and friends will want to know your secret.
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