What’s in your basket? | Delaney Mes
At this time of year, my basket is full of winter fruit. Always golden kiwifruit for that much-needed vitamin C hit, as well as pears and rhubarb. I like to buy them fresh every few days.
Even though I love slow cooking and soup making, it’s my daily porridge that gets me excited through winter. I’ll make oats on the stovetop with water and a tiny pinch of sea salt and usually a sprinkle of ground linseed too. I’ll serve it with a dollop of Cyclops natural yoghurt and a chopped kiwifruit, or pear. Sometimes I’ll have some stewed rhubarb in the fridge (which I usually cook with a bit of orange zest) so that occasionally goes on top too.
If I’m feeling flush, I’ll sneak a jar of Forty Thieves Salted macadamia butter with maple and vanilla into my basket too, and stir a spoonful of that into my porridge while it’s cooking. It’s so luscious! It’s also great on toast with banana, and for dipping slices of apple or hard pear into.
It’s not much of a recipe, but there’s a fruit salad I make in winter that always makes me feel like I’ll survive any bugs thrown my way. It’s just a chopped kiwifruit, half a banana – sliced, half a pear chopped up, and a peeled and chopped NZ navel orange. Served in a bowl, it’s such a fresh combo and perfect for something sweet after dinner.