The Kitchen Garden Central Otago
Set in the rich hills of Bannockburn, The Kitchen Garden brings you fresh produce grown in our own gardens and artisan gourmet foods focussed on our own seasonal bounty.
Who We Are
With 25 years experience as a chef around Otago and Southland, I’ve always appreciated the importance of seasonal locally grown produce.
I started my journey as a grower with my own home garden. Experimenting with different crops and growing methods, ultimately expanding to the artisanal market garden I grow today.
You’ll find me and my produce at Cromwell’s Produce and Craft Market every Sunday between Labour Weekend and Easter.
There is so much possibility in every fruit and vegetable from the humble potato to a punnet of lush ripe raspberries. I aim to give you more than just the fruit and vegetables I grow. But ideas for how to use and enjoy more plants in your diet – whether you’re a committed vegetarian or a meat eater.
Every week at the Cromwell Farmer’s Market I demonstrate delicious simple recipes using what’s best in my garden that you can see, try and then make at home.
Farmer’s Market Recipes
- Pumpkin & Cauliflower CurryGluten-free Dairy-free Vegan. Serves 4 I didn’t have a great season for growing pumpkins this year so I’m going to make the most of hem. Pumpkin and really any of the those hearty winter vege are so versatile.Sweet,savoury,chot or cold,askContinue reading “Pumpkin & Cauliflower Curry”
- Roast peach, crispy bacon & Haloumi salad with raspberry dressing GF DFserves 4 as side or 2 as light lunch I love this time of year, the weather is changing, the garden is giving us different things but as the leaves change colour I’m not quite ready to start eating heavierContinue reading “Roast peach, crispy bacon & Haloumi salad with raspberry dressing GF DF”
- Curried kumara & quinoa stuffed courgette GF Vegan serves 2As kids when the garden was giving us more courgettes than we liked, mum would come up with interesting ways to get us to enjoy them. This is my take on a much loved dish. Curried kumara & quinoa stuffedContinue reading “Curried kumara & quinoa stuffed courgette GF Vegan serves 2”