Permaculture in Action

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cooking with Summer Produce

Dinner last night was thanks to Evi. She posted a recipe yesterday for Greek Briam from the Greek Vegetarian blog, and I just had to try it. We had most of the ingredients from our very own garden: onions, garlic, zucchini, capsicum, tomatoes, parsley, oregano, eggplants and potatoes.. Olive oil and feta was the only thing not from the farm.

Because the day was so hot I decided to use the solar cooker...

It turned out beautifully. Evi suggested having foccacia with it and even posted a recipe, but I ran out of time. We had guests for dinner and needed to make the briam stretch a little further so we cooked up some arborio rice and made risotto.

Thanks for the suggestion Evi and the link to the recipe. xx


  1. Oh I'm so glad you liked it, Kate!! It's definitely a keeper here! I've been waiting for the tomatoes and capsicums to ripen so almost all of this dish can be homegrown but now I might just have to give it another whirl with some from the shop!!

  2. Looks lovely, a recipe worth keeping for when I have some of the vegetables needed in the patch, we are some months away yet.

  3. Looks very yummy Kate. We are eating zucchini and tomatoes everyday at the moment. I love trying new recipes especially when we have a glut of some vegetables. Hope we get more rain in the next few days, this drizzle isn't doing much.