Recipes

Hearty Pumpkin Soup
Soup is such a heart warming winter meal.  This delicious Pumpkin soup is easy and delicious.  We freeze it in Goodlife Silicone Freezer Bags - ready to pull out for a quick midweek meal, or to take to work for...
Brandied Oranges
Make the most of the citrus on your tree this season!  This delicious brandied Oranges recipe is an oldie but a goody.  It is a really easy dessert for entertaining, as it can be made ahead of time.  Ingredients Navelina...
Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower is a favourite in our household - but it can be used for more than plain old Cauliflower cheese!  I love to roast it with garlic and spices, then serve with fresh herbs and a drizzle of Greek Yoghurt....
Roast Kumara and Orange Salad
This salad is an interesting twist on roasted Kumara.  You can free-style a little bit, depending on what you have in the garden.  For example, you could add some baby Spinach leaves, Okinawa Spinach, or chopped Mint if you have...
Roasted Stone Fruit With Marsala
Summer stone fruit is such a seasonal treat, but it often all arrives at once.  Your family will love this dessert, which pairs equally well with whipped cream or ice cream.  Serve it hot out of the oven so that...
Italian Tomato Bruschetta
Nothing says summer quite like the Italian classic, tomato bruschetta. It is so easy to make and tastes amazing with fresh Tomatoes and Basil from the garden.
Tabbouleh
The whole family will love easy Tabbouleh in wraps with roasted lamb, or as an accompaniment to summer meals.  This recipe is so easy that even your kids will be able to cook it! Ingredients: 1 cup Bulgar wheat 1...
Karen's Zingy Zucchini Salad
Karen is a wizard at concocting delicious salads using the fresh produce from her garden. This family favourite is a tasty and easy mid-week summer salad that only takes minutes to make. It is perfect for busy working parents who want to put...
Winter Coleslaw with Yoghurt Dressing
Coleslaws are winter’s answer to summer salads.  They can get a bit boring if you don’t mix it up every now and then though.  This winter slaw recipe does just that – a fresh and vibrant side salad using winter...
Sautéed Carrots With Honey and Cider Vinegar
Even the kids will love this quick midweek side dish!  (It has honey in it - what's not to love????)  If you have carrots in your garden  Ingredients  3 carrots  1 clove of garlic  2 tsp apple cider vinegar  1...
Herb Pesto Five Ways
With your herb garden bursting into life, spring is the time to start making pesto.  Pesto is a great addition to a grazing platter, as a condiment on a hearty sandwich, or tossed through a pasta salad.  You can also rub...
Easy Avocado Guacamole
Guacamole is such a tasty dip and it always signals that summer barbeques are on their way.  Before you make this recipe, make sure you choose avocados that are ripe – your guacamole won’t be half as tasty if they are hard.    Ingredients  2...
Roasted Beetroot, Feta and Rocket Salad
This dish is delicious in wraps with slow-roasted lamb, or as a vegetable side dish.  The rocket adds a peppery bite and the salty feta is a great counterpoint to the sweet beetroot.    Ingredients  2 large beetroot or 5 -...
Crispy Roast Potatoes with Rosemary
Who doesn't love crispy roast potatoes with a good old fashioned winter roast?  This recipe is so easy and you can use some rosemary sprigs from your garden to pack some flavour into this heart winter dish. Ingredients  8 large...
Preserved lemons
Preserved lemons are a great option if you have a glut of lemons and don’t want them to spoil.  They are preserved in a salt brine and the preserved skins can then be chopped and used in salads throughout the year.    Ingredients ...
Rhubarb and Orange Compote
Some people love rhubarb and others hate it.  We think you will love it if you try this recipe - oranges and rhubarb are a match made in heaven!  It can be served warm on muesli or with custard, coconut yoghurt or...
Dutch apple pie

You can’t go wrong with apple pie, and it is a great way to use the last of the apples off your tree.  Try this super easy recipe for a hearty dessert that your family will love. 

Handy soup stock
Our grandmothers were experts in the art of soup making, as it made scarce ingredients go a long way. It isn’t that hard to make a really good soup – the secret is in the stock. This recipe is a...
All-purpose pasta and pizza sauce
This is a versatile recipe that can easily be adapted to suit what you have in the garden. If you have a glut of zucchinis you can finely grate one or two and add them in with the tomatoes and...