Monday – Five spice beef stirfry with eggy rice
Tuesday – Thai green curry
Wednesday- Butternut, lemongrass & chilli soup topped with deep-fried sage and Parmesan encrusted crostini
Thursday – Seared Tune with grilled courgettes, chili, rocket and garlic bean topped with oregano flowers.
Friday – Beetroot risotto with chevin, walnuts and fresh thyme leaves.
I’ve been rather lax on the subject of food here, I guess in part because some of you may already know that my last blog was a food blog. I blogged recipes and thoughts on food almost everyday, was considered a local foodie celeb (not a fan of either of those terms) and after time it wore me out.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made and continue to foster relationships with several respected food bloggers, we are friends both on and off-line, but my fascination with food was never the food itself, or the latest and trendiest restaurants, but the provenance of the ingredients and the respect they should be shown in home cooking.
Acceptance by the mainstream with regards to “Growing Your Own” is now widespread, just this month Ideas Magazine, Good Housekeeping & SA Garden & Home have all run Q&A features with me on the mater and Mango Juice have run an article on Budget Meal Planning, something I intend to share more about in a later post.
I grow up to 70% of the fruit and vegetables we eat, so I take my cue for meal planning from my own garden, if you follow me on Instagram, you’d have seen these already, but the pics above are an average week in family meal planning.
Several of you have asked for the recipes and I plan to get a few of them up in time, maybe a weekly recipe? It does take time to write it up, something I’m willing to do, but really only if I feel there is a need from my readers to do so. Would you like simple recipe ideas around fresh, seasonal food?
The beetroot risotto recipe will be published in next months issue of Gourmet Magazine, so it’s a start.
Tomorrow sees the launch of Nix Davies’s HARVEST installation, which I’m SUPER excited about. I’ve provided much of the fresh produce for the banquet launch as well as plant matter and advice for the collaborative installation.
If you’re in Cape Town, pop in to her Let The Be Light Studio in Sidestreet Studios in Woodstock.