Okay so I'm going to keep on trying here. I so want to be part of a Growing Community that shares it's successes and failures and I thought it might happen here... I have not yet given up.
I had a group of friends on Facebook the other day discussing the price of cauliflower at the supermarket. Between 5 and 7 dollars was the consensus. We are still eating cauli that I froze in cheese sauce last year and our first caulis of the season are just coming ready.
I know not everybody has the time... or the space... to grow their own but even if you can't grow it, get it while it's cheap from the markets or wherever and freeze it for those winter roasts. You can do the same with kumara, broccoli, beans, peas and so much more. And preserve or freeze those fruits like apple, feijoa, pears, strawberries, peaches... your garden will last the whole winter. They can be used for puddings, cakes, sauces... the google options are limitless!
I absolutely love putting food on our table that has come from our garden. I'm not a purist and not everything we eat is out of our garden - but when it is, it tastes all the sweeter.
While we generally eat something from the garden every night, this photo is a Sunday dinner we enjoyed during lockdown last year. We weren't going out to shop so relied on what was in our freezer and store cupboard. Potatoes, pumpkin, kumara and cauliflower from last season along with silverbeet fresh from the garden. We did not grow the pork - but we did grow the apples for the apple sauce.