Inside the Permaculture Kitchen

Now that we’ve covered a few of the A to Cs of companion planting, let’s see what a harvest from your garden can concoct as far as recipes go. Step into our permaculture kitchen…

Permaculture Gardening In-Season

Seeing that February is around the corner, we thought it best to use compatible vegetables that fall into this planting season. These are basil, beetroot, broccoli and carrots, which love each other equally, encouraging one another to grow.

Companion Planting Refresher

As you may remember, these vegetables are champions of the following vegetables and herbs.

 

Onions

Rosemary

Sage

Mint

Chives

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Chard

Peas

Let’s see how these herbs and vegetables can work together in a recipe. We’ve chosen a handful to see you through a week…

Root Vegetable Tarte Tatin – featuring carrots, onion, rosemary and sage, this recipe will is permaculture-garden friendly. Make it even friendlier by swapping out parsnip for beetroot.

Corsican Greens Pie with Butternut and Three Cheeses – this dish boasts home-grown chard, mint, sage and onion.

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Cabbage and Apple Salad – a quick and easy mid-week meal. Replace the kale in this recipe with chard to pimp it up permaculture style.

Pea Spaetzle With Mint, Chives and Tomatoes – well worth dipping into seeing that this recipe boasts peas, mint and chives from your garden.

Lentil, Beetroot and Hazelnut Salad with a Ginger Dressing – beetroot, onions and mint make an appearance in this protein-rich salad.

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Cauliflower Purée and Arugula – after a lovely healthy week, you deserve to have some meat! This chicken dish is served on a bed of cauliflower purée with a side of arugula leaves. Sub the latter for chard for a permaculture punch!

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Scallops with Asian Noodle Salad – great as a side or main, this recipe features companion plants to the tune of basil, mint, and inseparable peas and carrots.

For more permaculture meal ideas, simply punch your ingredients into the search bar on Epicurious’ and take your picking!

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