We are fortunate to have neighbours and marketeers in Livingstone who grow and sell the biggest and creamiest avocadoes ever tasted.
Garden Food - Beans
Dried lima beans are beautiful. They are also called Christmas beans because of their colour, which sadly diminishes when they are cooked.
Garden Food - Cucumbers
Local garden ingredients used as the basis for my chilled cucumber soup, which is accented with either dill or mint.
Garden Food - Edible flowers
Edible flowers are a signature part of my bush gourmet cuisine.
Garden Food - Eggs
Eggs, especially from free-range hens, are the most versatile, transformative & essential ingredient in my kitchen.
Garden Food - Fruit
Fruit from our garden.
Garden Food - Mixed Greens & Herbs
An illustration of my "jungle gardening", where I mix up varieties to combat harmful insects.
Garden Food - Peas
For as long as I can remember peas have been a favourite vegetable, especially eaten in the garden straight out of the shell!
I not only use the peas, but the flowers and the pea shoots for plating, in my bush gourmet cuisine.
Garden Food - Peppers & Pepperdews
Pepperdews harvested from our garden in midsummer.
Garden Food - Roots
Organic root vegetables, mixed together with eggplant and hardy herbs, are prepared for roasting.
Garden Food - Squash
Roasted butternut squash, just before being pureed and used as a filling in homemade ravioli.
Garden Food - Tomatoes
Nothing gives me more pleasure than harvesting healthy, heirloom tomatoes, picked ripe off the vine from our own garden.
“The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not outside us; it is within: the clay from where the tree of the body grows.” ― John O'Donohue