Feast from the garden

Creative recipes using seasonal, fresh ingredients


A modern prawn cocktail

This is a modern take on an old classic, perfect for entertaining in the warmer months. You will need 4 dessert, martini or short rocks glasses for this recipe. Serves 4. Printable recipe version here Ingredients: For the base The flesh of 1 ripe avocado 1 tablespoon...

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Mexican Style Salsa Recipes

Here’s two delicious mexican style salsa recipes that are sure to impress at your next gathering or party. They just so happen to be vegan as well! Serve with your favourite dipping veggies, tortilla chips or flat bread. Gardenette EJ Butler xx Download the printable...

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Orange & Thyme Panna Cotta

ORANGE, SAFFRON AND THYME PANNA COTTA Downloadable PDF Recipe HERE Serves approx. 8. Prep time 45min + 4 hours cooling time in the fridge. This recipe calls for 5 whole oranges. You’ll need the zest of these for the first part of the recipe, reserving the flesh...

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Pomegranate Gin Sour Cocktail

Downloadable recipe here Makes 1 cocktail...double or triple as you need 😉  For the cocktail: Plenty of Ice (approx. 1-1 ½ cups) 30ml of your favourite gin (we used Four pillars) 30ml pomegranate molasses 45ml lemon juice 15ml simple sugar syrup* 1 whole...

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Spring Onion Pancakes

Spring onion pancakes are one of my favourite Chinese dishes - you might think that they're really hard to make but I’m gonna show you how to whip them up in a jiffy! These tasty pancakes are best served as part of a shared meal, in a Chinese feast, accompanying...

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Fig, Goats Curd & Macadamia Salad

Introducing EJ Butler - our gorgeous new Guest Gardenette! In this video EJ whips up her beautiful Fig, Goats Curd & Macadamia Nut Salad. This fig salad is a great way to celebrate figs and the dressing using WHOLE FIGS to make it rich and creamy is genius! This...

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Chocolate, Raspberry & Avocado Mousse by Dani Venn

Chocolate, raspberries and avocados as a dessert might sound like a strange combination, but this dessert if creamy, velvety and utterly delicious! Try Dani Venn's Choc Avocado Mousse for a healthier dessert option - you'll be delighted!! Want mail order avocados...

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Broccoli Tabbouleh by Dani Venn

Dani's spring Broccoli Tabbouleh Salad is a delight! And will be a hit with your friends and family. This flavour packed salad celebrates the broccoli and creates a delish twist on a tradition tabbouleh salad. So this version of tabbouleh is gluten free and loaded...

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Pea Guacamole by Dani Venn

Dani uses peas instead of avocado to make a delicious guacamole style dip. You can use fresh or frozen peas to create this dip and it's the perfect kinda health dip to go with evening drinks or weekend lunch time BBQ.

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Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

Take cauliflower to a whole new level with Dani Venn's Cauliflower Rice Pilaf. This simple dish uses a full head of cauliflower and by adding some side vegetables and some lamb backstrap - this becomes a complete family feast. Dani shows you how to make cauliflower...

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How to make kimchi

Dani Venn's easy to make kimchi is a great way to use up excess wombok cabbage or chinese cabbage. Kimchi is a fermented superfood and is just as tasty as it is good for you! With Dani's really simple method, you will learn how to make kimchi in a jiffy and be ready...

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Roast Pear & Blue Cheese Salad by Dani Venn

Dani Venn's Roast Pear and Blue Cheese salad really celebrates the delicious fruit that is pears. Roasting pears bring out their natural sugars and they get all glossy and caramelised. Adding hazelnuts, blue cheese and prosciutto really makes this salad sing. Home...

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