Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eating Poppy's Garden

We have been so blessed to be able to house-mind here in Hervey Bay.  Makes a huge difference when you have no income. We are dwelling in my in-laws' delightful home while they are visiting family in Spain.  They have left us here, sheltered and stocked with food.  Some of that food comes straight out of the garden.  Like all good Poppies, he has a lush little kitchen garden that up here in the tropics, produces summer veg in winter.  Liam has eaten tomatoes for the first time, straight off the vine!

These came straight off the vine too.  These long-fingered eggplants are so sweet lacking the bitterness that often is encountered with the big football sized cousins.  Lacking my usual array of spices, I decided to keep it simple, which is often best for little taste-buds.

So into the pot with onion, stock, pureed tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils and some shredded spinach.

It was delish.  Ladeled over mashed potato and the boys couldn't get enough.  Yay!  Another dinner win.


  1. There is nothing quite like produce straight from the garden...I am determined to have a half decent garden this spring, once I figure out what to add to a sandy soil.
    This looks so delicious :)


  2. How nice to be able to pick such fresh produce. Oh this looks really really delicious and such a good wholesome meal to give to your family. Enjoy all the yummy veggies from the garden. x

  3. Yeah for poppys who think ahead and have green thumbs...so very kind of them to let you partake of the spoils.


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