Post Script: Maggie Beer’s Summer Harvest Recipes – Maggie Beer

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Maggie Beer’s Summer Harvest Recipes

Maggie Beer

Penguin Random House

Lantern

ISBN: 9781921384240

 

Description:

This collection brings together Maggie Beer’s signature recipes from the summer chapter of her cookbook Maggie’s Harvest, including detailed descriptions of seasonal ingredients and inspiring accounts of memorable meals. The recipes highlight Maggie’s philosophy of using the freshest and best seasonal produce available, and treating it simply, allowing the natural flavours to speak for themselves. Describing herself as a “country cook,” Maggie cooks from the heart and is passionate about instilling in others this same confidence—to use recipes as a starting point, and be guided by instinct and personal taste. This book from one of Australia’s best-loved cooks is essential for anyone with an appreciation of the pleasures of seasonal food. Includes metric measures.

 

My View:

What perfect timing – our summer crops have been planted and the first of the season’s zucchinis has been picked and the fruit trees are netted, I just can’t wait to start making some of Maggie Beer’s summer produce recipes.

When reading this book it feel like you are working alongside Maggie in her Barossa kitchen, chatting as you work. Maggie’s farm and orchard are in the Barossa Valley South Australia, we love the Barossa Valley – such exciting and fresh produce! “Maggie cooks from the heart and is passionate about instilling in others this same confidence – to use recipes as a starting point, and be guided by instinct and personal taste” the only way to cook!

 

I cannot wait to start making Maggie’s Apricot jam (you cannot beat homemade apricot jam) and bottling Maggie’s tomato sauce – pasta sauce in a jar; passionfruit butter is another favourite, chicken breasts stuffed with apricots and green peppercorns – yum and sweet roasted red capsicum pate, and we must make cocktail zucchini fritters (there is always a need for another recipe to make use of zucchinis in our house), always! Enjoy your summer cooking with Maggie Beer’s Summer Harvest.

 

 

The Money Shot

Today we moved house  and on the Balaclava to Auburn Road I found an amazing must have shot- I have been adoring the images of so many abandoned stone built farmhouses on the Yorke Peninsula, I wanted to get a shot when the opportunity arose. So..we packed up this morning and headed to our next destination – the Barossa Valley. Along the way the opportunity for the “money shot” arose. I had to have it.

 

Which do you think wins the prize?

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Gorgeous!  Or perhaps this shot?

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Or perhaps this one?

Thanks to the many who stopped and gave assistance. What great friendly helpful people.

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No tears until we got to Kapunda and set up the caravan (and cleaned husbands shoes, and car door and steering wheel…) and plugged in laptop and the hard disk crashed:(