SARAH THE GARDENER

Category: COOKING


Inauthentic Kimchi

February has mostly been kind so far, the days that have been hot and sunny have not disappointed and have been proper summer hot and sunny.  We just won’t talk about the other days…   But things in the garden…

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Marrow Chips

Is that even a thing?  Well it is now, especially in our house as I crunch my way through a bowl of deliciousness.  With the holidays behind us and routine returning to normal, much to our surprise the sun decided…

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Hot buttered toast with a good blob of Black Currant Jam

A lot of things are demanding my attention in the garden at the moment as the festive season neglect is slowly coming to an end.   I’m torn between doing a systematic overhaul one bed at a time so the garden…

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Fake it until you make it

There was a break in the weather, so I decided to crack on regardless of the muddy, floody grass around the garden.  The raised beds themselves had drained nicely, so the soil structure around the garden just had to take…

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I tried to make marshmallow – the old school way.

This is another of those weird and wonderful things that find their way into my odds and sods bed.  I spotted the seeds in a catalogue last winter.  It seems like such a long time ago now, but I remember…

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The tomatoes were the star of the show

Tonight’s meal was another fabulous offering, straight from the garden, but created especially for the seasonal delicacies by the lovely Warren Elwin for Bite magazine in the New Zealand Herald and inspired by what is going on in my garden. …

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Reaping what has been sown.

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…

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I grew Tomatillos – Now what?

Sometimes you see something in a catalogue, that piques your curiosity and you have a wee corner in the garden with no real plans for, or can do a bit of strategic rearranging to make it fit.  Often it is…

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Eating like a ploughman

Many moons ago, when I was young and carefree, I travelled halfway around the world to experience what it was like to live in England.  Because that is what young kiwis do.  It is almost like a rite of passage…

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Size doesn’t matter – it is all edible to me

I’ve had mixed results with my onions this year.  My Hunter River White onions were ginormous!  They were my best ever in all the seasons I’ve been growing onions and I could put behind me the dreadful season where the…

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