Recipes From My Kitchen – Spaghetti with Beans, Walnuts, and Mascarpone

Recipes From My Kitchen – Spaghetti with Beans, Walnuts, and Mascarpone

I created this dish as a way to use some of the beans that are currently cropping really well in my new veggie patch. These borlotti beans (aka tongue of fire) are so pretty with their red streaky pods (although this colour disappears on cooking). I’ve picked these young and am eating them pods and all. Regular green beans, or French beans, would also work really well in this, but the ones I’m growing aren’t quite big enough yet! (more…)

Recipes From My Kitchen – Spicy Zucchini Tomato Rice

Recipes From My Kitchen – Spicy Zucchini Tomato Rice

I made this earlier in the week, after being gifted some zucchini (aka courgettes!) from our lovely neighbours. I obviously forgot to take photos of the zucchini, but they were a mixture of yellow and green which made for a very pretty dish. Also forgot to take pics of the cooking process and final result, as it came after a busy day at work and I was just trying to get food into my belly as quickly as possible! I was delighted with the result of this experiment though. Filling but not heavy, and with leftovers for lunch a couple of days later 🙂

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Tasmanian olive leaf tea jelly tricolore salad

Tasmanian olive leaf tea jelly tricolore salad

Here’s another inspiring recipe creation from Petra at “Food Eat Love” using my olive leaf tea as a jelly for a base in this very pretty salad. I think the jelly will add a really interesting texture to the dish, as well as the flavour. And it’s reminded me not to forget edible flowers when I’m planning my new veggie patch this spring 😊 Read her original post here.

 

Tasmanian olive leaf tea with confit baby fennel

Tasmanian olive leaf tea with confit baby fennel

I like to think I’m a pretty good cook, but some people take cooking to a whole new level! And Petra’s photos put my attempts at food photography to shame… Have a read of this mouthwatering post on her “Food Eat Love” blog to see a genius idea to incorporate my very own olive leaf tea into an amazing dish.

And it’s well worth taking the time to check out some of her other posts too, they’re packed full of inspiring ideas.