GROW FOOD slow food Have your garden and eat it too. A practical guide to organic gardening in the sub-tropics with step-by-step instructions and delicious seasonal recipes. Come with me too on some of my travels in Australia, Europe, Asia and beyond.


For full recipe details simply click on the link below – and please contact me if you have any queries.  My aim is to share with you recipes that are simple, seasonal and delicious – I hope you enjoy them too.  Diane Hart

Lemon, Almond and Ricotta Cake

Baklava – Sweet Filo, Nut Pastries
Barm Brack – Cold Tea Fruit Cake
Beetroot Brownies (River Cafe Recipe)
Bread, quick and easy
Bread, ‘slow’ and low gluten
Carrot and Sultana Cake with Banana Icing
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake – (flourless and gluten-free)
Chocolate Macadamia Brownies
Coconut and Lime Syrup Cake
Creme Caramel 
Christmas Cake – Last Minute
Crostata – Rustic Fruit Pie
Danish Apple Cake
Fruit Cake – Best Ever
Greek Lemon Yoghurt Cake
Hibiscus Flower Tea
Hotcakes – Berry and Ricotta
Hummingbird Cake with Passionfruit Frosting 
Lemon, Almond and Ricotta Cake (flourless and gluten-free)
Lemon Verbena Shortbread
Lime-Papaya Meringue Pie
Mango Cream Tart
Meringues, individual fruit and cream
Pastry (easy shortcrust recipe, go to Sorrel Tart recipe)
Peach Ice Cream
Peach Cake
Muhallabia – Middle Eastern Milk Pudding (gluten free)
Orange and Almond Cake (flourless and gluten-free)
Orange-Flavoured Ricotta Cheesecake
Pear Upside-Down Cake
Pineapple and Cardamom Cake
Poached Oranges in Honey Syrup
Poached Pears
Ricotta Cheesecake – Italian style
Sticky Date Cake
Sticky Pear and Almond Cake 
Strawberry Bruschetta 
Tamarillos, poached
Toffee Apple Upside-Down Cake
Yeast Cake (Tamarillo/Rhubarb)

Baked Mushrooms with Ricotta
Balinese Chicken Curry
Beetroot Greens 
Capsicum Salad (Spanish style – with anchovies and capers)
Cauliflower Fritters (Pakoras)
Chicken Cucina –  a simple and nutritious pasta dish
Chicken Curry (Sri Lankan Style)
Chicken Satay (Balinese Style)
Coleslaw with Parsley
Corn and Zucchini Bake (Gluten Free)
Curry Paste (Galangal)
Date and Tamarind Chutney
Duck Liver Pate
Barbecued Chicken on a Beer Can
Beetroot Dip (Middle Eastern style with Yoghurt)
Beetroot Risotto
Beetroot Salad (roasted with pecans and feta)
Beetroot Greens (Greek style)
Baked Ricotta (savoury)
Broad Bean Salad with Cauliflower
Broad Bean Salad with Shaved Parmesan
Chargrilled Vegetables and Couscous Salad
Chicken with Roasted Peppers (Italian)
Fennel, Beetroot and Carrot Salad
Feta Cheese – making your own
Fish Curry (with galangal curry paste)
Fish Pie with Mashed Potato
Garam Masala
Gigantes (Greek Baked Beans)
Gravalax – home cured salmon
Greek Broad Beans with Artichokes
Greek Salad
Hummus (chick pea dip)
Italian Kale and Bean Soup
Italian Kale with Pasta (Kale/Cavolo Nero)
Kale/Cavolo Nero
Kimchi (Pickled Korean Vegetables)
Lamb, bean and barley soup
Lamb, Pea and Mint Tagine (Moroccan)
Leek and Pea Risotto (with prawns)
Lemon Chicken – Greek Style
Minestrone Soup
Muhammara – Middle Eastern spiced roast capsicum dip
Mussels with Rice
Nasi Goreng – Fried Rice
Noodle Salad with Duck (or any leftover bbq meat)
Octopus Salad
Paella (with Chicken and Seafood)
Pakoras (Indian vegetable fritters)
Pasta Bake
Pear and Walnut Salad
Potato, Pea and Mint Salad
Pumpkin Curry (with Galangal Curry Paste)
Pumpkin Fritters, Greek style
Kasundi – spiced tomato chutney