The blueberries are long gone and yes, we could reach for the bag in the freezer. Instead we have harvested what's left in our garden and purchased some of NZ's finest fruit from our wonderful veggie supplier 24 Carrot Dream Produce.
We love our fresh fruit flans from summer and couldn't quite let them go. Instead of those berries we all know and love we have the stars of the moment - gold kiwi fruit and those all year round favourites the humble orange.
We also couldn't resist feijoas. Not around for long, but work beautifully here with a hint of spice and some lovely Braeburn apples for a Crumble tart.
Last but not least is the rhubarb from the garden, roasted with raw sugar, the zest and juice of an orange, then combined with some frozen raspberries for a fabulous meringue tart.
We were so excited by our roast rhubarb & raspberry sensation we teamed it with a velvety vanilla crème patissiere for a fresh take on rhubarb and custard. Get in quick and order some, or we may just have to eat them all!
The girls have been busy in the kitchen and our poor garden is looking a little neglected.
There's not a whole lot growing apart from these wonderful flowers, which are certainly adding a little colour to our lives.
We have finally said goodbye to our bumper crop of tomatoes and the last of those fabulous autumn plums are a distant memory. With this in mind, notice the subtle seasonal changes to the menu. Say hello to rooibos tea poached pears.
It's time to wrap up warm and step outside to do some serious planting. What's happening in your garden?