in season - April
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In Season - April

It’s a funny time of year, the weather jumps from cool back to hot as the seasons try to sort themselves out.  The garden is behaving a bit oddly in the weather too. Our passionfruit vine is like a scene from Day of the Triffids, it’s taking over everything and is loaded with huge green passionfruit which seem determined not to ripen... • more

In Season - April

Fresh Recipe Ideas

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

(as part of an antipasto platter)

Prep and cooking time:
15 minutes

This recipe relies on the tomatoes being very red, ripe and lush – so it can only be made when tomatoes are well in season... • more


4 Roma tomatoes – very red and ripe, diced
½ purple onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup basil leaves, shredded
French bread stick
olive oilfull recipe

Old Favourites

Fish & Chips with Tartare Sauce


1kg pontiac potatoes
Vegetable oil, for deep frying
8 white fish fillets (flathead, whiting, ask your fishmonger for boneless fillets) – 800g
1 can cold beer (375ml)
200g plain flour
½ cup extra plain flour, for dusting
Salt and ground white pepper
Tartare sauce and lemon cheeks, to serve

Tartare Sauce

1 cup home-made mayonnaise or good-quality whole egg mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
¼ cup finely chopped capers
¼ cup finely chopped dill pickles (gherkins)
2 tablespoons finely chopped dillfull recipe