This is the convivial heart of this blog; the place where appetites are satiated with gusto.
1. friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
2. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
3. of or befitting a feast; festive.
With time and opportunity (as I’ve chronicled in this blog), my love of food and cooking has become inextricably linked to my garden. For me, they are one in the same. Of course, I still appreciate good food from other sources but I get an inordinate amount of joy eating food I’ve grown myself and serving it to friends as these images will attest.
Enjoying the delights of the food dehydrator.
Delicious chicken dish made from our very own roosters!
Lemon butter, mulberry and strawberry jam, orange juice and silverbeet.
Mulberries and strawberries from the garden
Garlic – vampires begone!
Amazing Navel oranges from our mature citrus grove.
Camp oven heaven
Various pumpkins, spaghetti squash, Trombocino zucchini, rockmelons and potatoes from the patch.
To die for bruschetta with ripe homegrown tomatoes and basil.
Making sultanas from our grapes.
Just a sample of our 2013-14 tomato harvest.
Bottling the goodness for winter.
A tiny first egg.