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Beach days to cap off the school holidays ... We didn’t lose a single sinker, and caught one beautiful yellow-eyed mullet, which we ate for dinner last night. Winning 😁 . . . . . #simplejoys #quietmoments #artofslowliving #simpleandstill #gowildlyandslow #embracingtheseasons #aseasonalyear

The kasoundi we crave, in the making (lots more tomatoes to be piled on top). The recipe is in the archives of the Fruitful Kitchen (search ‘kasoundi’) and my family feels hard done by when we run out. A friend began using the recipe, then gave it to his mother, and now I believe it has done the rounds in the kitchens of Wangaratta 😂 I love that. Scrambled eggs, toasted sandwiches, chickpea pancakes, all coming up 😋 . . . . . #madefromscratch #eatseasonal #plantbasedfood #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #hautecuisines #healthycuisines #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

Home from camping and as per usual I didn’t manage to take any nice snaps of the delicious (simple) food we ate, too content just hanging out with family, heading off on bushwalks, and keeping phone use to the minimum. So, a photo of breakfast back home instead! This is baked porridge and we love it. Banana, sultanas, cinnamon, and a little bit of a wait, but perfect if you have stuff to do, like washing to put on. Going to start the monster unpack now then spend some time pottering in the garden ☺️ . . . . . #breakfastideas #healthybreakfastideas #hautecuisines #beautifulfood #makeitdelicious #inmykitchen #heresmyfood #eatseasonal #simplefood #foodblogeats #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #tastingtable #gloobyfood #saveurmag

Food traditions excite me, whether those from your own family or culture, or others your respectfully admire and even decide to jump on board yourself. I read that this vegetable stew called humitas is made at Easter in Argentina ... My ‘tradition’ has become to make it at least once every autumn, Easter or otherwise, when corn is incredible, pumpkins are ripe, and there are plenty of tomatoes around. The garden / the season on a plate. Oh and delicious - creamy with butter and a little milk, lively with lemon (or lime), paprika and basil (or parsley). Fantastic with roast chicken. Recipe is in the Autumn book (and this particular recipe can also be found in the archives of the blog ☺️) . . . . . #eatseasonal #plantbasedfood #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #hautecuisines #healthycuisines #dinnerinspo #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

Figs finished early this year and I gave them an ice-cream send off. Tastes like Christmas pudding so my family tells me - unexpected but happy result of combining honey-roasted figs with cinnamon, lemon zest and custard. I feel I need to pen this recipe one day, but in the meantime, there is a recipe for an amazing fig salad in the Summer book, a fig breakfast in Autumn, and a few fig recipes scattered around the place at The Fruitful Kitchen ☺️👆 . . . . . #fromscratch #dessertlover #dessertideas #hautecuisines #beautifulfood #makeitdelicious #inmykitchen #heresmyfood #eatseasonal #simplefood #foodblogeats #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #tastingtable #gloobyfood #saveurmag

Definite autumn vibes on the kitchen bench as I have fun with a new pumpkin recipe and a fave silverbeet dish I have not made in years ... Ahem, did you notice one post back my new book released, called Autumn!? Recipes for tomatoes, pumpkin, leafy greens and so much more - a little ode to living and eating in the here and now in an eclectic and interesting way. Thirteen recipes, photographed, illustrated and designed with love. Printed in Melbourne in a very limited quantity and just $20. Have a peek inside the book using the link 👆 . . . . . #eatseasonal #plantbasedfood #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #hautecuisines #healthycuisines #dinnerinspo #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

Autumn is here in more ways than one. This mini cookbook bursting with love and seasonal goodness has arrived from the printer. It follows ‘Summer’ and is now making its way into the world - first off, the gem that is @sedonia_seddon 💙 Inside you will find favourite recipes for tomatoes, figs, beans, pumpkin, zucchini, mushrooms, limes, beetroot, corn, apples, capsicums and more. Thirteen original recipes roaming the globe, from hand-stretched Chinese noodles to a Japanese soup, family weeknight pasta, Indian sweets and a Mexican salad. Yep, I’ve packed a lot into a mini book of 13 recipes. Words and photos by me. Design and illustration by the amazing @nicestuffdesign These books are printed locally on recycled and FSC paper, and are just $20! Preview at the Fruitful Kitchen 👆☺️ . . . . . #cookbook #recipebook #selfpublished #localmakers #melbournemade #madewithheart #specialgift #foodstylingandphotography #illustrationdesign #eatseasonal #easyrecipes #plantbasedfood #beautifulfood #hautecuisines #simplefood #heresmyfood #inmykitchen #foodandfamily #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings #growsomethinggreen

Garden-inspired laksa is becoming a thing around here - easy when you find a container of laksa paste hiding in your freezer. Zucchini, beans and baby corn, plus tofu, the essential two types of noodles, and shredded Vietnamese mint/laksa leaf 👌 . . . . . #eatseasonal #eattheworld #plantbasedfood #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #forageandharvest #growsomethinggreen #urbangardenersrepublic

I committed to (fig) jam making in the heat yesterday - and kinda loved it. When you get over the hurdle of sterilising the jars and are marvelling at your creations all lined up, it’s hard not to love yourself in that moment. Summer day well spent (even though it’s autumn) 👊😁 . . . . . #beautifulfood #hautecuisines #eatseasonal #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #fromscratch #heresmyfood #slowfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings #forageandharvest

As much as watering the garden every day is a bit of a drag, I am loving poking around in the cool early mornings. This is my favourite patch - amaranth with corn and beans behind. Impossible to take a good photo of ... Wonderful to stand in, though. Growing plants taller than you makes you feel like you’re in a jungle 💚 . . . . . #howisummer #eatseasonal #eatyourgreens #growsomethinggreen #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardenersrepublic #organicgardening #growyourownfood #urbangarden #homegrown #vegetablegarden #mygarden #forageandharvest #theartofslowliving #slowliving #verilymoment #littlestoriesofmylife

Too long since I stood on a chair and took a picture of dinner 😂 Tacos with slow-cooked beef cheeks and black bean, corn and capsicum salsa. . . . . . #eatseasonal #eattheworld #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #eatbetter #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #healthycuisines #hautecuisines #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

This is a very fruity space right now ... Fruit and pastry a favourite theme, and I realised I always make apricot pies, but should try one with peaches! 😋 Next stop, plums. (My recipe, which you can use with any stone fruit, is in the ‘Summer’ book 👆) . . . . . #howisummer #simplefood #fruitlover #hautecuisines #beautifulfood #makeitdelicious #inmykitchen #heresmyfood #eatseasonal #foodblogeats #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #tastingtable #gloobyfood #saveurmag #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings

Rolling pin meets cucumber. Why would you? ... Well apart from the fact it is FUN, the cucumbers shatter on the inside, and their rough edges soak up dressings beautifully. Chinese smashed cucumber salad (with homegrown cukes if we’re lucky) is a summertime highlight in our house. The recipe is in my SUMMER book👆You can also search ‘cucumber’ and find it on the Fruitful Kitchen site - but then you don’t get 12 other summer delights and the joy of something beautiful in print ☺️ . . . . . #eattheworld #eatseasonal #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #eatbetter #plantbasedfood #vegetarianlife #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #healthycuisines #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

Friends do find my love for apricots quaint and amusing ... to which I wonder, have they ever eaten a homegrown apricot fresh from a tree, or a bowlful stewed, with yoghurt?!? Yes I’ve written about apricots a lot (probably not done yet 😁), and published some favourite recipes at the Fruitful Kitchen. My Summer book has the ultimate ode to the fruit, apricot pie. (Scroll back a handful of posts to have a peek at the book, a little manifesto for living and cooking in the here and now. Photographed by me, designed by a talented friend, printed locally, $25 including postage in Australia.) 🍑This year I found a new way to cook apricots! Outside on the barbecue when it’s too hot to cook inside. Just sprinkle a tray full of halved cots with a little brown sugar. Turn halfway through, and let them bubble away until the juices became jammy. Amazing concentrated flavour - we had with leftover mascarpone mixed with yoghurt 👌 . . . . . #howisummer #simplefood #fruitlover #hautecuisines #beautifulfood #makeitdelicious #inmykitchen #heresmyfood #eatseasonal #foodblogeats #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #tastingtable #gloobyfood #saveurmag #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings

We jumped through the curly leaf hoop in spring, clearing it rather beautifully, only to land in a summer bug infestation 😬 My gosh, being an organic stone-fruit farmer must be a challenge. Oh well - we don’t have many perfect peaches, but lots and lots and lots of trimmings. Living on all things peaches right now - good old cobblers, peach and haloumi salads (from The Hungry Girls’ Cookbook Vol 1), and peach granita (find this one by searching ‘peach’ at the Fruitful Kitchen)👌 . . . . . #howisummer #beautifulfood #hautecuisines #eatseasonal #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #fromscratch #heresmyfood #slowfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings #forageandharvest

Malaysian breakfast eggs with white pepper and soy sauce, meets our minimal yet overflowing summer fruit bowl 👌🍑☺️ . . . . . #beautifulfood #eattheworld #eatseasonal #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings #forageandharvest

I’m making jam with the cherry plums; kids are making a trail of clues and booby traps, aka a total holiday mess! 😁 . . . . . #beautifulfood #hautecuisines #eatseasonal #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #fromscratch #heresmyfood #slowfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings #forageandharvest