Sorry to be one of THOSE people again, but I am so proud of what I have been putting on our table over the past few weeks.
Whether it is fresh or frozen, I love that 98% of the fruit and vegetables we are eating right now are grown in our own garden. I look at something in the garden - right now we have leeks, beetroot, silverbeet, broccoli, capsicum, lettuce, carrots and a variety of herbs - and then figure out a menu to include as many as I can.
To complement these we have stored in the shed or freezer potatoes, pumpkin, red and white onions, runner and broad beans, cauliflower, kumara (I froze some of our sad crop), tomatoes and peas.
If we fancy dessert there are feijoas on our new tree and rhubarb along with frozen apple and strawberries and bottled pears in fruit salad.
This is the reward of a season of hard work and joyous garden time.
Tonights dinner was lamb chops with our own diced pumpkin and kumara roasted with olive oil and dukka, our own sliced carrots and broccoli tossed in honey with roasted sesame seeds and flaked almonds, our own potatoes stuffed with sour cream and our own chives.
The "our own" bit is what I really love.