We are thrilled to be hosting the “Grow Your Own” recipe roundup this month! “Grow Your Own”, created by Andrea of Andrea’s Recipes, features dishes using ingredients which have been raised in our own gardens or have been foraged. This edition of GYO features 27 different dishes from 5 different countries.
I’m so excited to have such a great turnout! This, in what is early Spring for most of the Northern Hemisphere. Also, many of the entries are from first-time participants. It’s wonderful to see the whole range of what we can do with ingredients available to us right now.
So, on to the roundup! (presented somewhat alphabetically)
|Andrea of Andrea’s Recipes |
Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes with fresh parsley, sage, thyme, and chives from her new garden beds.
|Claudia from Standing Straight |
(in my home state of Hawai’i, USA)
Queen’s Surf Banana Muffins
using apple bananas, lemons, and macadamia nuts grown in their awesome tropical garden.
|Teleri of Mediterranean Food |
Borage and Cheese Parcels
using Borage leaves picked from her garden.
(I never knew you could eat the leaves!)
|Nancy from Chapman’s Landing |
took some chives, garlic shoots and mint from her garden to create this cool
Chive, Garlic & Mint Raita.
|Julia, musing at Grow. Cook. Eat. |
harvested some scallions to garnish her
Claypot Chicken Rice dish.
|Bee and Jai, the bloggers behind Jugalbandi |
threw together a
”Clean up the Fridge Quiche”
which included a parsnip that had survived the Winter in their veggie patch.
|Amy at Playing House |
tossed some homegrown Italian flat-leaf parsley in her
Lightened Eggplant Parmesan casserole.
|Sarah of |
Eating, Drinking and Other Adventures
combined fresh garden peas with asparagus to make this
Farro Salad with Green Spring Vegetables.
|Katie from Good Life Eats |
(New Mexico, USA)
already has tomatoes and basil in her garden (I’m so jealous!)
which she put to use in a delicious
Garden Fresh Panini.
|Nichole at Evening Shade Morning Latte |
found inspiration from her garden-grown basil, oregano and rosemary to top her
Garden Herbed Grilled Chicken Breasts.
|Garden Expert Ellen, of |
Garden Bytes from the Big Apple
went rural to forage for knotweed, which she used to create this
Knotweed Crisp dessert.
|Brandy, the Prudent Homemaker |
recreated her favorite
Museum Pasta Salad
using homegrown sugar snap peas and green onions.
|The MomGateway |
used green onions from her garden in
Tofu and Veggie Nabe
which is a Japanese-style one pot dish.
|My friend Saara who is |
Feasting in the Skagit Foodshed
bravely foraged for Stinging Nettles to create her
(You go, girl!)
|Debby from Feast for the Eyes |
whipped up this kicked up
Spring Leek and Potato Soup
flavored with thyme and chives from her garden.
|Another forager, Amy of Eggs on Sunday |
(New York, USA)
discovered ramps on her property, which she cooked on top of a
Ramp, Bacon and Ricotta Tart.
|Another ramp recipe comes from |
Giff of the Constable’s Larder
who went foraging with other New York food bloggers and came back with enough ramps to make these
|The talented Soma of eCurry |
collected rose petals from plants around her home to make
Rose Petal Honey.
|Lesley at Homemade Grits |
channels the Pioneer Woman with her
Rosemary Garlic Chips
using a rosemary sprig picked from her garden.
|Nichole of Evening Shade Morning Latte |
offers us a second GYO entry,
Sage Butter Stuffed Chicken Breasts.
Fresh garden sage went into both the sage butter suffing as well as the sauce.
|Todd and Diane, |
the White on Rice Couple
bonded over a cookbook, from which they made this
Spinach Salad with Vermouth Vinaigrette
using homegrown spinach.
|Rachel the Crispy Cook |
(New York, USA)
rooted up some dandelion greens from her garden to create this
Spring Tonic with Dandelions
|Ning over at Heart and Hearth |
harvested some of her lemongrass to add to her
Thai Tom Yum (Prawn) Soup.
|Amelia from Gradually Greener |
(Washington, D.C., USA)
harvested turnip greens from her community garden plot, which her friend Teya then cooked into
Pasta with Turnip Greens and Prosciutto.
|Tamra of Eat Seasonally |
used fresh kale as well as basil and tomatoes from last year’s crop to make
White Bean and Kale Soup
|And Finally… |
Annie from House of Annie
used green onions from the garden bed to make this
Hong Siew Braised Tofu in Wine Sauce.
Whew! That is quite a roundup! I’d like to thank each contributor for their entry. Every one is interesting and delicious.
I’d also like to thank Andrea for letting me host this month’s Grow Your Own. It was so much fun, seeing all the food bloggers out there coming up with dishes to use their homegrown or foraged food. One thing I’ve learned, though, is to get started on putting together the round up post much sooner! ;-)
As the weather warms up here in the Northern Hemisphere, I’m sure more of you readers out there will be creating dishes featuring your own homegrown or foraged food. Wanna enter the next “Grow Your Own” roundup? The hosts of the next GYO roundup are the folks over at Daily Tiffin. Watch for their anouncement soon.