In Season | July

JULY | Warm and filling … Our long-ago ancestors, living in caves as many of them did, used to retain extra fat on their bodies in winter. This was nature’s way of insulating them against the colder weather and also protecting them from a scarcity of food.

In this day and age, in this country, where most of us have access to heat on tap and plenty of food, it’s hard to sustain the argument that we need to lay down fat for the winter. But boy, nature is a hard force to argue with. There’s something compelling and ancient about the idea of huddling in the warmth and filling up on hearty, satisfying food.

This month I am drawn to beautiful root vegetables, slow roasted garlic, medicinal and delicious ginger and lemon, and warm winter puddings.

In season - July - carrots

July | vegetables & herbs

June  | fruit

NEW Recipes

RecipesUncategorizedVegetables
August 13, 2020

Pumpkin bake with labne

Serves 2 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 45 minutes Pumpkin bake with labne |  (more…)
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July 23, 2020

Coconut Impossible Pie

Serves 6-8 Prep time | 10 minutes Cooking time | 40 minutes Coconut impossible pie | This dessert is so simple to make.  The end result has a bit of a crust…
RecipesUncategorized
July 16, 2020

Frittata

Serves 4 Prep time & Cooking time | 20 minutes Frittata | I love that this dish can be varied depending on what’s in the fridge, or in season. It’s…
ChickenRecipes
July 9, 2020

Chicken and Cheese Strudel

Serves 6 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 40 minutes Chicken and Cheese Strudel | My chicken and cheese strudel makes for a beautiful centrepiece for your next family dinner and…
Recipes
July 3, 2020

Fried Rice

Serves 4-6 Prep time | 20 minutes Cooking time | 25 minutes Serves 4 as a main, 6 as an accompaniment Fried rice | Nothing beats a good fried rice, and…
DessertsRecipes
April 30, 2020

White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

Serves 6 Prep time | 5 minutes Cooking time | 35 minutes White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins | This is a very indulgent recipe, absolutely delicious, dense and moist. What I would call…
DessertsRecipes
April 25, 2020

Anzac Biscuits

Serves 6-8 Prep time | 10 minutes Cooking time | 20 minutes ANZAC Biscuits | Makes 36 (more…)
LambRecipesRoasts
April 11, 2020

Old-fashioned roast lamb and gravy

Serves 6-8 Prep time | 5 minutes Cooking time | 1.5 hours Roast Lamb | I’m going back to basics with this one – a traditional leg of lamb with gravy. Just the way Nan used…
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March 5, 2019

Lamb and cheese-stuffed eggplant

Eggplant is such a versatile ingredient.  Try this tasty Greek-style dish for an inexpensive mid-week dinner. Serves 4 Prep time:  10 minutes  Cooking time: 30 minutes ¼ cup olive oil…