30 June 2016

Vegetable Lasagne

The hardest thing I have found since becoming completely vegetarian five weeks ago is finding replacement for my old favourite meals, those comfort foods you turn to when it's cold and rainy outside or you've had a bad day, but week by week as I try new dishes or as I make up my own those old favourites are slowly being replaced with new meat free ones. 


Welcome to this month's Garden Share Collective, hosted by Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy and Kate from Rosehips and Rhubarb, the theme this month is TASTE

Taste; it's a word that we use a lot to describe the food we eat, there's a taste of summer, a taste of the Mediterranean, a taste of home, as well as sweet, salty, sour, spicy and so many more. Taste it is such an important sense, how else would we know what was good to eat and what wasn't.

When you grow your own fruit and vegetables you soon realise what a difference in taste there is between shop bought produce and home grown. Everything homegrown is bursting with flavour, even lettuce tastes better. The reason for this is because the produce picked from your own garden is fresh! It hasn't been picked unripe and then artificially ripened when it's needed, it hasn't been stored for long periods of time and it hasn't had to travel many kilometres to get to your table, instead it's picked, prepared and on your table within a very short period of time.

19 June 2016

13 June 2016

From My Kitchen

I cleaned out one draw of the freezer last week and found two bags of strawberries, two small tubs of mixed berries (bought half price), 8 frozen bananas and two small bags of rhubarb.

The berries were made into a mixed berry jam, it didn't set very well and is a bit runny, but it tastes good.