Recipes using seasonal produce

We swap recipes as well as food!

These are recipes for each season, using the produce that we frequently see at our Swaps.

Scroll down below each recipe page for additional recipes added by other Swappers. If you’d like to add a recipe, feel free to add it as a comment underneath an existing recipe that uses similar produce. (It may take a few days to appear).

Cool season produce at the Swap includes: silverbeet, lemons and other citrus fruits, chinese cabbage and asian greens, as well as herbs such as parsley, coriander, rocket and chives.

Warm season produce at the Swap includes: tomatoes, stone fruits, lilly pillies, capsicums and eggplants, lettuces, and herbs such as basil and garlic chives.

There is always a steady supply of herbs such as rocket, thyme, and oregano.

We even sometimes have luxuries such as home-grown macadamias and bananas, and home produced honey and preserves.

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2 responses to “Recipes using seasonal produce

  1. BEV’S EASY LILLY-PILLY RECIPE

    Wash and stone fruit. Place in a sauce-pan with several cups of sugar (totaste), then add some water. Cook for 20-30 minutes. I prefer the former as I like the texture of the whole fruit.
    One of my sons called them pink grapes.
    Then when cool I put them in containers and freeze them.If I am short of containers, I use empty margarine containers and once, an empty ice-cream container.

  2. We have some large broccoli heads at the moment.
    Recipe for creamy broccoli and leek soup.
    7 cups of broccoli
    2 leeks, chopped
    3 cups of halved mushrooms
    2 large cubed potatoes
    1 cup of cream
    3 tbspns. butter
    5 cups of chicken stock
    1 onion, finely chopped
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    1/2 cup of chives
    4 tbspns. parmesan cheese ( optional)
    Directions
    Saute the broccoli, leek, mushrooms,onions, potatoes,chives and garlic (optional) in the butter for 10 minutes.
    Add the cream and simmer for 4 minutes.
    Add the chicken ( or mushroom ) stock and simmer for a further 30 minutes.
    Pour into a blender and puree.
    I have substituted some of these ingredients and added other spices depending on what is on hand.

    The Green Dragon broccoli can have 6 or more sprouts.
    Cheers, Bev.

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