Whole Artichokes with Lemon Butter Sauce

  My own home-grown and organically grown, artichoke drenched in Lemon Butter Sauce, with side dishes containing extra lemon butter for dipping the petals in, and a finger bowl with lemon juice and water to rinse buttery fingers.   Here are my artichokes! Their colouring is so very pretty with shades of aubergine, green, and […]

Fettuccine with Asparagus and Pine Nuts

    This is a lovely simple vegetarian pasta dinner which makes use of spring-time asparagus. Since asparagus has such a short season I like to pile it into as many dishes as possible, especially the first-of-the-season asparagus, which is juicy and tender. This dish was so super-tasty, I could quite happily have this for […]

Asparagus with Pangrattato

    With this recipe, Mum and I had the first taste of asparagus this year, and asparagus means the Spring season has finally arrived. ┬áThe asparagus is locally grown in Hawke’s Bay. This dish is very quick to make, fairly simple to construct, and has nice textures with the soft asparagus topped with crunchy […]

Potato and Herb Frittata (and No Salt Vegetable Medley)

  Mum and I were tuned into ZB Radio on a Saturday morning, listening to Nici Wickes talking about her latest recipes. Spanish Potato and Rosemary Tortilla was the recipe of the day, and Mum and I thought that sounded nice to make for our dinner, so we listened carefully to the ingredients and instructions. […]

Edible Plants in Mum’s Garden and in My Garden

MUM’S GARDEN HAS:   Courgettes, silverbeet, New Zealand spinach, tomatoes, rhubarb, artichoke, grapes, radishes, strawberries, basil, sage, mint, rosemary, parsley, flat-leafed parsley, coriander, lemon balm, yellow pepper, chillis, potatoes, beans, edamame beans, rocket, and lettuce.   One of the lettuce varieties is called ‘Drunken Woman’. The leaf is bright green and the edges are frilly […]