My recent article in Bite, the fabulous foodie section of the NZ Herald came with a wonderful accompaniment, a collection of recipes to complement what is being harvested in my garden. Each one was a mouth-watering wonder and it only made sense to recreate each one for my dinner each night, using the very harvest that was the inspiration in the first place.
First up I made the amazing Tomato and watermelon salad. I was initially sceptical as the tomato, watermelon combo as it wasn’t something I’d have put together myself, but then I’m not a creative chef like Warren Elwin who took inspiration from my humble garden.
The colours and flavours were such a pleasure to put together as I prepared our family meal. I used produce that was harvested as I needed it and popped out to the garden several times. Everything was so fresh and amazing. It went down such a treat with the entire family and there wasn’t so much as a morsel left as everyone declared is was delicious.
So we are off to a great start and tomorrow night we will chose something else from Warren’s creations and I can hardly wait.
Come again soon – feeding the family with the fruits of my labour is such a rewarding thing to do.
Sarah the Gardener : o)