Reaping what has been sown.

My recent article in Bite, the fabulous foodie section of the NZ Herald came with a wonderful accompaniment, a collection of recipes to complement what is being harvested in my garden.  Each one was a mouth-watering wonder and it only made sense to recreate each one for my dinner each night, using the very harvest that was the inspiration in the first place.


First up I made the amazing Tomato and watermelon salad.   I was initially sceptical as the tomato, watermelon combo as it wasn’t something I’d have put together myself, but then I’m not a creative chef like Warren Elwin who took inspiration from my humble garden.

The colours and flavours were such a pleasure to put together as I prepared our family meal. I used produce that was harvested as I needed it and popped out to the garden several times. Everything was so fresh and amazing.   It went down such a treat with the entire family and there wasn’t so much as a morsel left as everyone declared is was delicious.

This is the nicest Tomato and Watermelon Salad
This is the nicest Tomato and Watermelon Salad

So we are off to a great start and tomorrow night we will chose something else from Warren’s creations and I can hardly wait.

Come again soon – feeding the family with the fruits of my labour is such a rewarding thing to do.

Sarah the Gardener  : o)

10 thoughts on “Reaping what has been sown.

  1. What was the dressing the onions were marinating in? It looks truly scrumptious 🙂

    I love that feeling, too, when we can feed ourselves from our own garden.

    1. Hi Helen, there is a link to the recipe attached to its name, but it was a surprising blend of tarragon vinegar, orange juice and zest, a green chilli, black pepper, sugar and olive oil. It may just be my new favourite dressing.
      Cheers Sarah : o)

      1. That is special, Sarah.

        A few months ago I had a Rojo Salad at a nearby restaurant, made with red tomatoes, watermelon and red onions. It was a surprisingly good combination.

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