I went through an obsessive stage where it was all about the growing and gardening and what happened in the kitchen was an afterthought. But these days I consider kitchen gardening as important as weeding and watering – well maybe more important than the weeding. And in my schedule of garden tasks is making time for processing the crops or coming up with a delicious meal with an interesting recipe that showcases a new seasonal delight, or just feel pleased a carrot or an onion from the garden is a staple in out diets.
This week, I took 3 mini red cabbages and whipped up some sauerkraut with my new fermentation kit. I say whipped it – it will be ready in 3 – 4 weeks. And I’m looking at the radish for my delish radish relish recipe. I always grow too many, so I have some for this family fav.
At the moment the garden is beginning to recover from ‘the hungry gap’ and is giving us things some things to eat, but I am looking forward to the height of the summer when we are spoilt for choice.
This brings me to a big announcement: The next Mini Challenge starts today!
Mini Challenge Four: VEGETABLE RECIPES
So, this time we are looking for your favourite vegetable recipes. It can be a current go to recipe you are using right now to use up what you have or an old favourite from seasons gone by that you can’t wait to use once the season gets going. Maybe something from your childhood that brings up nostalgic memories of everlasting summers. Or one you saw in a magazine or online and decided to give it a go. Or something borne out of desperation from having too many zucchini! (I suspect this will be a problem for many of us this season!)
To be in to win, make a blog post to share with us your favourite vegetable recipe. You can enter more than once, but don’t forget to tick the ‘Mini Challenge’ box to let us know you want to be considered for this prize.
We will be looking for 3 Mini Challenge prize winners from the 15th November to the 26th November. It doesn’t affect the overall outcome of the Vegie Growing Challenge but once again there are some cool prizes up for grabs.
This is one of my favourite Mini Challenges because I‘m always on the lookout for new ideas to use my harvest and can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Happy gardening and as always – if you want to get in touch leave a comment below.
Sarah the Gardener : o)