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One of the recipes in the new book (thanks everyone for the excitement on my last post!) While fruit and vegetables in the peak of their season excite me endlessly, it is not the standard recipes I gravitate towards. This is a simple tomato and tofu stir-fry laced with ginger and fish sauce, discovered in Cambodia ❤️ If you are in Australia, there is still a wee bit of time to order via my website and receive the book before Christmas. Link in profile ☺️ . . . . . #eattheworld #eatseasonal #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #eatbetter #dinnerideas #plantbasedfood #vegetarianlife #simplefood #beautifulfood #hautecuisines #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #foodstylingandphotography

Good reason for a little pot of flowers on the table! I made a mini cookbook called Summer (and the other three seasons are in the pipelines 😁) The subtitle is ‘Food to make you love the season’ … You could say I’m trying to hook you (with love) on my favourite produce-driven food; to spur you to cook and eat in the here and now. While my recipes are mostly simple and achievable (and mostly vegetarian), I always like to sidestep standard things and unearth dishes that are interesting, global, eclectic. So there are new ways with tomatoes like a tofu, tomato and ginger stir-fry from Cambodia. A beautiful green bean, yoghurt and coconut salad from southern India. Tortilla soup from Mexico. Apricot pie from my heart ... Some recipes are brand new, others are faves from the archives of the blog deserving a little spotlight. The book has thirteen recipes, one for each week of the season. Words and photos by me. Illustrations and design by good friend Nicole Stewart @nicestuffdesign. I’m so happy to say the little book is now making its way to a few Melbourne stockists (more on that soon), and is also available on my website. Printed locally on recycled and FSC certified paper. $25 including postage in Australia, and just a little bit more to post overseas. Head to my profile for a direct link to the Books page, where you can find more preview pics 💜 . . . . . #cookbook #recipebook #selfpublished #localmakers #melbournemade #madewithheart #specialgift #foodstylingandphotography #illustrationdesign #eatseasonal #easyrecipes #plantbasedfood #vegetarianlife #simplefood #heresmyfood #foodandfamily

Starting to have excited Christmas food thoughts here - how about you? I have a December recipe in the pipelines - plus something a little bit bigger to announce - but I have to hold my head and wait until next week!! In the meantime, here’s a beautiful green salad with fried almonds and ricotta that works for a warm southern hemisphere Christmas. If you go to the Fruitful Kitchen and search ‘Christmas’ you’ll find a random selection of things that are great for the day or for any other special meal in December / January 💚 . . . . #eatseasonal #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #eatbetter #plantbasedfood #vegetarianlife #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #meatlessmonday #healthycuisines #christmasfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

Artichoke prep, sure is good for the compost. Our homegrown ones are small but loved every spring (even though they are earwig hotels) 😬💚 . . . . . #beautifulfood #hautecuisines #eatseasonal #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #fromscratch #heresmyfood #slowfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings #forageandharvest #growsomethinggreen

Pretty beetroot stain in a bowl 😍 ... In the background, me, waiting slightly impatiently for a new little book to be printed and ready to meet the world ... Any day now. Meanwhile, taking photos for the next book (because eek, I planned a series!!) whilst trying to do all the end of year + Christmas things before a big editing job lands. It’s good to be busy!!?? Jittery / freaked out / excited / grateful all at once ✨ . . . . #beautifulfood #hautecuisines #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #fromscratch #heresmyfood #slowfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #artofslowliving #ofsimplethings #foodportrait #foodphotographyandstyling

Cake for the weekend! We’ve been loving this simple, buttery, coconuty cake with fresh strawberries in the middle, which cook to a fragrant jammy layer. Have just put the recipe up at the Fruitful Kitchen (plus a little story and pics of our newly hatched 🐣☺️). . . . . . #f52butter #fromscratch #thebakefeed #homebaked #dessertlover #dessertideas #hautecuisines #beautifulfood #makeitdelicious #inmykitchen #heresmyfood #eatseasonal #foodblogeats #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #tastingtable #gloobyfood #saveurmag

Slowly upping my Mexican game ... Really because there aren’t enough tortillas for this family of hungry hippos, we’re having tacos plus sopa seca - ‘dry soup’ - in this case a baked macaroni, silverbeet and oregano number. It could be from Europe. So many interesting dishes to discover in Mexican cuisine 😍 . . . . . #eatseasonal #eattheworld #eatbetter #dinnerideas #plantbasedfood #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #healthycuisines #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

Amazing days! Nine chicks hatched last week and we are ecstatic (and relieved), sitting back watching and learning so much, enjoying the teeniest of cuddles. . . . . . #ofsimplethings #artofslowliving #daysofsmallthings #thesimplethings #simpleandstill #babychicks #urbanfarming #verilymoment #littlestoriesofmylife

Podding broad beans in the sun 👌 Some for the freezer, some for pasta, some for my all-time favourite, broad beans stir-fried with ginger and pickled mustard greens (sweet/sour greens that you can get in bags at Asian supermarkets). It might not sound like much, nor does it look particularly pretty, but oh my it is delicious. Recipe to be found in the archives of the Fruitful Kitchen when you search ‘broad beans’ ☺️ . . . . . #eatseasonal #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #eatbetter #dinnerideas #plantbasedfood #vegetarianlife #simplefood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #forageandharvest #growsomethinggreen #urbangardenersrepublic #ofsimplethings #artofslowliving #daysofsmallthings

Good things start with inky bowls of black beans soaking. Like the warm refried beans I scooped up like soup with bread, for lunch yesterday ... And aren’t these mild spring days we’re having in Melbourne the best? Loving my down time this week at the end of an editing job ☺️✨ . . . . #eattheworld #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #fromscratch #heresmyfood #slowfood #theartofslowliving #plantbasedfood #vegetarianlife #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

Salad for dinner, cake for dessert = dinner perfection 😁 This salad’s a particular fave in spring (when we have a few backyard beetroots and our chickens are laying, hooray!) My little family are unanimous in our love for simple dressed beetroot, and are so very happy when it’s combined with dukkah croutons. (Salad recipe an oldie from the Fruitful Kitchen - unearth it by searching ‘beetroot’.) . . . . . #eatseasonal #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #eatbetter #dinnerideas #plantbasedfood #vegetarianlife #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #meatlessmonday #healthycuisines #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag

Broad bean crop so solid this year I’ve finally tried cooking the leaves - wow! Just the tips (tried in another first around here, Malaysian curry mee 💚). They have a grassy, snow pea-like flavour (you could call it broad bean!), and because they grow high above the ground, they’re super clean and easy to prep 👌 . . . . . #eatseasonal #eattheworld #plantbasedfood #simplefood #beautifulfood #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #forageandharvest #growsomethinggreen #urbangardenersrepublic

The tiniest rhubarb stems inspiring the world’s most buttery, almondy mini cakes (and oops, didn’t even use all the rhubarb 😂) Have forgotten how amazing friands are - especially that golden chewy crust. Infinitely better than any muffin or cupcake ... I wrote up the recipe during plum season a few years back, and you can find it at the Fruitful Kitchen (search ‘friand’)👌 . . . . . #fromscratch #homebaking #dessertlover #beautifulfood #makeitdelicious #inmykitchen #heresmyfood #eatseasonal #f52pan #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #tastingtable #gloobyfood #saveurmag

Beetroot leaves on repeat. I’m always on a mission to grow beetroot through the cool months, with varying success (some big, some tiny!) - regardless the leaves always excite me. They taste just as good as spinach. I love putting them in a Japanese salad - wringing out the cooked leaves in bundles like this, mixing them with crushed toasted walnuts, soy and mirin. The best! The recipe is at the Fruitful Kitchen from a few years back - search ‘Japanese’ 👌 . . . . . #eattheworld #eatseasonal #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #eatbetter #dinnerideas #plantbasedfood #vegetarianlife #simplefood #beautifulfood #hautecuisines #inmykitchen #makeitdelicious #heresmyfood #lifeandthyme #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #gloobyfood #tastingtable #saveurmag #forageandharvest #growsomethinggreen #urbangardenersrepublic

Blossoms turning to tender green growth in our backyard. But the bare bones of the fig tree, unfurling new leaves and its tiny baby practice figs, has my attention 💚 . . . . . #growsomethinggreen #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardenersrepublic #organicgardening #growyourownfood #urbangarden #homegrown #vegetablegarden #mygarden #forageandharvest #theartofslowliving #slowliving #verilymoment #littlestoriesofmylife