Tuesday, 06 March 2012 10:47

Cooking with rural women

There's a real revival of interest in "growing your own", knowing where your food comes from and what it contains. For those picking up on this trend, late summer is the season for squirreling away goodies grown in the garden or picked up at farmers' markets, so they can be enjoyed long after the harvest is over.

The just released book, A Good Harvest – Recipes from the Gardens of Rural Women New Zealand, is packed with information that'll help you make the most of seasonal abundance, and explains how to grow a bumper crop in the first place.

It includes more than 300 favourite recipes collected from country kitchens across New Zealand for jams, chutneys, sauces, relishes, pestos, marinades, cakes and more.

But this is more than a recipe book. A Good Harvest takes readers from planting to plate and all the steps in between. It is arranged in chapters based on the individual fruit and vegetable, with planting and growing tips and variety choices. The book also includes step by step instructions on bottling, jam making and other preserving methods.

A Good Harvest – Recipes from the Gardens of Rural Women New Zealand is published by Random House, and is a companion volume to A Good Spread - Recipes from the Kitchens of Rural Women New Zealand (2010).

A Good Harvest, published by Random House, is available in book stores, and online from www.ruralwomen.org.nz.

More like this

Grain Harvest a game of two halves

The 2015 Grain Harvest has been a game of two halves, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI).

NMIT ready to harvest new varieties

New grape varieties planted on Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)’s Marlborough campus vineyard are ready for their first vintage this year.

Help stop weed seed spread

The Waikato Regional Council is urging farmers help stop the spread of dangerous weeds in the Waikato region.

Sassy Women, Sassy Wine Mary Shanahan

Planning the launch of her own range of wines, Hayley Young was keen to reflect women’s success and their contribution to society in the brand.

More from this category

Whitehaven Wine Company

A Farm Succession Summit at Massey University tomorrow and Saturday will bring together leading researchers and stakeholders from New Zealand and around the world.

Whitehaven Wine Company

A CHILLY first day kept the crowds away from Canterbury A&P Show on Wednesday last week but farm supply exhibitors told Rural News they’d received good enquiry nonetheless.

Whitehaven Wine Company

NEW FACES leading the two main meat processing cooperatives will prove the acid test of what’s really prevented industry reform to date, says one of the departing chief executives.

Whitehaven Wine Company

Grey clouds still hang over the global economy, says Rabobank in its July Agribusiness review for New Zealand and Australia.

Whitehaven Wine Company

The best of New Zealand's growing talent will be going head-to-head this month in a bid to win the title of Young Grower of the Year at Auckland's Ellerslie Event Centre, on Monday, July 23.

Whitehaven Wine Company

Zespri forecasts a record season for Gold kiwifruit even though the new replacement Gold3 orchards are not yet in full production.

Whitehaven Wine Company

There is a dispute between the Alliance Group and MIE about possible industry rationalisation and numbers used to make recommendations.

A LARGE and effective network involving farmers is the only way of effecting change in the dairy industry, according to Dr Rick Pridmore, DairyNZ’s strategy and investment leader for sustainability.

National Beekeepers' Association president Barry Foster says he will talk to MPI about improving their communication following the independent report into how the devastating kiwifruit vine disease PSA came into this country.

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed immediate action on the recommendations of an independent review of import requirements and border clearance processes.

New Zealand is making mistakes in research, data protection and biosecurity, for example, because we are terrible strategic thinkers, claims Labour’s primary industries spokesman Damien O’Connor.

AgriVenture New Zealand has teamed up with New Zealand Young Farmers this year to award an AgriVenture scholarship to one lucky NZYF member.

MANY DAIRY farmers around the West Coast town of Westport are frantically cleaning up their farms after a heavy rain storm swept the area last this month. 

The independent report on Psa highlights issues of setting and implementing border standards, says NZPork.

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Nice touch!

A mate of yours truly says he has recently noticed how the Fonterra tankers, seen driving up and down the…

Glammy whammy

The Hound reckons there must be a whole lot of red (which is appropriate) faces at the red meat promotion…

Events Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Upcoming Events - Check out our calender for upcoming rural events going on around the country.

» Connect with Rural News

Finance-Icons-email

Markets

» Popular Reads

Dream closer to reality

PALMERSTON NORTH student Braydon Schroder is the latest winner of the Hugh Williams Ravensdown Memorial University Scholarship.

Farmers urged to question board

Fonterra farmers are disappointed with the half-year results announced by Fonterra today, says Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman, Ian Brown.

Rural Life

Pukekohe grower wins title

Hamish Gates from Pukekohe has beaten off tough competition to be crowned New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower 2015.