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Win a Copy of City Permaculture 2

A little while ago, I wrote an article about composting  for City Permaculture volume 2.  They sent me several copies, one of which is doing the rounds of my nearby circles, but I have four copies that I can’t think of a better use for than giving them to you.  I have been mulling on what I can bribe you to do for them.

My dream for Witches Kitchen was that it would be useful to people who are just starting out on the journey of food goodness, people who are building their repertoire of family recipes that are built on fresh, in season, real produce.  So what I would really like to know is which are your favourite recipes? Which are the ones you share and recommend?

So the bribe is: If you share a recipe from The Witches Kitchen (though email, Facebook, Google+, printing, or anything else – you can  use  the buttons at the bottom to make it easy), then tell me which one you shared in the Comments here, you will go in the draw.

Sadly, postage costs mean I have to limit it to Australians only. I’ll randomly select the 4 winners next Thursday.

I’m really curious to see which ones you like.

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  • Frogdancer September 6, 2012, 9:26 am

    I shared your pasta carbonara recipe with my thermomix customers, as it looks delicious and very easy to convert to a thermomix recipe. Does that count?

  • Linda September 6, 2012, 9:54 am

    very definitely Frogdancer. I am always curious about thermomix, and how recipes would convert.

  • Ali September 6, 2012, 10:19 am

    The cumin roast beetroot and macadamia dip has become a standby at parties at a friend’s house, since I tried it, took some to share with her, and then shared the recipe.

    I want to add, too, that I often take inspiration from your recipes – and your blog in general – even if I’m not following the whole recipe. I like the way you twist classic dishes to make use of local and seasonal ingredients.

  • Linda September 6, 2012, 10:23 am

    I’m so glad that one is getting used. It’s one of my favourites, and I think beetroot is such an underappreciated vegetable.

  • Fiona September 6, 2012, 12:17 pm

    anything with beetroot and macadamias win for me

    often share your recipes on fb anyway but shared this one today and might make it on the weekend : )

  • lydia September 6, 2012, 2:09 pm

    Ooh, I shared the macadamia gado gado one on Facebook just the other day! I haven’t actually made it yet, but it looks so yummy! I have made some of the breakfast recipes and also planning to try the sourdough plus egg this weekend. Mostly I use your blog as inspiration 😉

  • Nadja September 6, 2012, 3:22 pm

    Those lemony mushrooms with 2-min hollandaise are locked in for brekky this Sunday!!! the answer to our guilty hollandaise-loving prayers!
    Meanwhile, saag with cottage cheese has been doing the rounds regularly here and hotly promoted to all the extended family. Variations include yogurt instead of cottage cheese, squares of lightly fried paneer tossed in at the last minute, and all manner of seasonal greens substituting for spinach/silverbeet. Thanks for that one!

  • Linda September 6, 2012, 3:25 pm

    I’m so glad the Saag recipe is getting a run too. Was hard to get a photo to do it justice.

  • Barb September 6, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Any recipe with greens in it (Super fast frittata, Green green polenta, Saag with cottage cheese) because they grow so easily and I’m always looking for ways to use them.
    Coincidentally I came across a copy of City Permaculture Vol one in my library last week.

  • dixiebelle September 6, 2012, 3:37 pm

    Ooh, City Permaculture… I like!

    I have Pinned several of your recipes, does that count?
    http://pinterest.com/pin/89790586290930174/ Edamame Noodle Salad
    http://pinterest.com/pin/89790586290672050/ Kangaroo Recipes
    http://pinterest.com/pin/89790586290671879/ Chili Beans With A Secret Ingredient
    https://pinterest.com/pin/89790586291399089/ Roast Winter Root Veg With Caper Mayo

    Thank you for entering me in your draw!

  • Yelaina September 6, 2012, 3:45 pm

    Broad Bean Ful Medames – My neighbor and I are starting to pick Broad Beans and are sharing as many recipes we can. This has been a winner because it tastes so good and is so simple!

  • Debbie September 6, 2012, 3:45 pm

    I love the Huevos Diablos and each time I cook it for someone they request the recipe and I have quite a few visitors that have gone home with the recipe and your blog address.

  • Linda September 6, 2012, 3:47 pm

    That counts. I created a Pininterest account but I have never had time to properly do anything with it. You have inspired me to take a look.

  • Linda September 6, 2012, 3:48 pm

    I’m just starting to harvest broad beans too, and that’s where most of mine go.

  • Larissa September 6, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Hi Linda

    I have tried a number of your recipes.

    1) Kangaroo Recipes…I now regularly buy kangaroo mince and use it to make the chilli con kanga that you wrote about or lasagne. You have introduced me to the produce and really appreciate it the health, ethical, environmental and cost benefits that I have gained from the product. The kids also like the idea that they may grow tails.

    2) I really enjoyed the lunchbox series you did last year as having 3 kids in school I am forever making things and prefer healthy and homemade. Some favourites that I have included in my recipes folder are the apple oat slice, piroski (being russian you re-introduced these to me from fond childhood memories), lemon & ricotta tarts.

    I really enjoy your recipes and when I see the emails come from your site I always have a look at what you are cooking. Getting inspiration as I usually have similar things in the garden that need inspiration.

    Thanks for the great posts.


  • Linda September 6, 2012, 4:10 pm

    Hi Larissa, the lemon and ricotta tarts are a favourite of my kids – I had about 15 years of making them regularly every lemon season!

  • Elaine coolowl September 6, 2012, 4:45 pm

    Hi Linda – if the book explains Permaculture in a simple way (the original books Perm1 and 2 were way beyond my needs and understanding) then I’d love to join the queue for a lucky-dip copy 😉 Here are two recipes which are simple and tasty … http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/forum/topics/baked-beans and http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/forum/topics/shin-of-beef-with-chilli-ginger-and-soy (latter adapted from River Cottage; I make it to freeze and add veges when serving).

  • Linda September 6, 2012, 4:47 pm

    Hi Elaine, it’s magazine style and I found it really easy to read. And it features ideas that can work in urban gardens.

  • Ann Degabriele September 6, 2012, 4:58 pm

    mm…I share all the sourdough recipes my favorite being sourdough with yoghurt. My belief is that all homes should carry the fresh sent of baked bread. I am forever sending recipes to my friends and trying to convert them.

    Everyone I visit or anyone who visits me gets a fresh baked loaf of heaven.. um bread.

    I have only been on this journey for about six months now and originally the bread was just to save money. But after being spoiled these last few months I could never go back.

    I have also discovered that by doing it yourself you are feeding your soul as well as you body.

    Ann x

  • Linda September 6, 2012, 5:07 pm

    Hi Anne, Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial converted me to sourdough, just under 2 years ago now. I had baked yeasted bread, on and off, for years, but discovering how easy sourdough was to make was a turning point for me, and I literally haven’t bought bread since. Like you, I don’t think I could now. I’m so glad the passion for homebaked bread is being spread.

  • celia September 6, 2012, 5:42 pm

    I don’t know if this qualifies as it was a while ago (and if it doesn’t, no worries, as I’ll just go buy the mag), but I shared your bread and butter pickles recipe on my blog here:


    I also blogged about your egg in the nest breakfast squash here:


    Celia x

  • Linda September 6, 2012, 6:39 pm

    Hi Celia, I remember your egg-in-the-nest photo.

  • Jane Tudor September 6, 2012, 7:57 pm

    I have shared your everyday sour dough recipe with everyone I have share my starter with. I’m keen to try the egg and yoghurt recipe next. Such simple methods that work so well. And love that my sour dough turns out different every time.

  • Africanaussie September 7, 2012, 12:47 pm

    Oh I just love all your recipes and like your other readers often use them for inspiration and use what ingredients I have on hand at the time. One of my favorite recipes is my sprouted lentil soup, posted here http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2812401975266441913#editor/target=post;postID=5709527061452015516
    It is from following bloggers like you that I have been keen to try different methods like sprouting grains and beans before cooking. Thank you so much for all you do to make this blogging world such a great place.

  • Jason Dingley September 7, 2012, 5:17 pm

    I haven’t shared any of your recipes. But our family favourite, based on it being made close to dozen times now, is… Beetroot chocolate brownies.

  • carole September 7, 2012, 7:39 pm

    Hi. I shared kangaroo and cottage cheese saag.
    They are delicious and easy and they make something tasty out of a vegetable that most people think is pretty gross.
    My boss is new to cooking vegetables and is looking for anything fresh and low in calories. He is 35 kilos into a massive weight loss journey.
    I have a permaculture garden and i am a nutritionist and lover of food so i find everything you do very relevant to me.

  • Linda September 8, 2012, 6:34 am

    As I’ve got into my 50s and more desk work, my consciousness of low in calories has increased too. He should find plenty of recipes that work for that. I live a sheltered life – I’ve only just realised since posting those recipes that everyone else doesn’t have my affection for silver beet!

  • Lara September 9, 2012, 8:47 am

    I couldn’t believe when I saw this post! I am a fairly new blogger that ties in with my business website and I had planned and done the photographs for this post.
    Love your site!
    I also post all the new blogs to my Facebook as well (seedtofeed.com.au)

  • Fiona September 9, 2012, 11:54 am

    I have shared you Bolo Levedos recipe. They are such a great weekend breakfast and we have had them with berries, summer stone fruit and stewed apple. They are always a hit with visitors.

  • Anne-Marie September 10, 2012, 7:38 am

    hi there! i have been following and loving your blog for about 12 months now. i’m learning heaps about what’s in season and loving your simple no fuss recipes. i printed out your olive oil pastry leak tarts for my mum last night – we have about 10 leaks left to harvest in the garden and so your recipe was posted with perfect timing! thanks again!

  • Karen Fitzpatrick September 10, 2012, 7:03 pm

    Hi Linda,
    I shared your Spinach and Feta Omelette Pikelets recipe on FaceBook and with my permie friends. It’s perfect for this time of year when eggs are becoming abundant, along with spinach. It’s healthy, simple and quick. What more could you need?
    thanks for your wonderful culinary inspirations as well as the great veggie growing advice.

  • Di September 10, 2012, 10:31 pm

    Lemon yoghurt honey muffins.
    Simply divine. Made some today.
    Am a newcomer to your posts and loving them.
    Have earmarked quite a lot of your recipes that will soon
    be coming out of my kitchen as well.

  • Shirley September 11, 2012, 7:59 am

    I loved the Silverbeet Gnocchi, it was a delicious dish with all the onions and mushrooms, I gave a copy of the recipe to both my Daughter and Mother and they both enjoyed it as much as we did, now a real family favourite.
    Love the blog, very down to earth, informative and interesting.
    Shirley 🙂

  • Darren (Green Change) September 12, 2012, 8:54 am

    I’ve been sharing your kangaroo recipes with people at work, and am hopefully making a few converts. Especially the chilli one.

    I’ve also sent your macadamia pesto recipe to a friend with a macadamia tree.

  • Bodkins September 12, 2012, 1:42 pm

    Argh! I have only just found your blog today, so I haven’t had time to try any of your recipes yet, but I am busy drooling, if that counts! I finally narrowed it down to 4 to try first… One for each member of the family: For hubby the passionfruit cheesecake slice, for me the lemon, macadamia and ricotta blondies ; I’m sure my 5 year old fusspot will love the mulberry black forest cupcakes (…if I can wrestle enough mulberries off him!) And the choc-beetroot brownies for the 2 year old. Yes indeed – after reading all your chook posts, I went straight to the lunchbox recipes!

  • Linda September 12, 2012, 2:02 pm

    I think passionfruit cheesecake slice is the single most accessed recipe on this site. It was a huge hit with my school age reviewers too. And I am eagerly awaiting the mulberries on our tree turning purple – they’re just about to do so.

  • Debra K September 12, 2012, 8:12 pm

    Hi Linda,
    I shared your lemon yoghurt muffins on my blog at the beginning of August. I find you have some excellent recipes for healthy snacks on your site, which I refer to quite often. The permaculture concept of sharing is alive and well with your recipes around here that’s for sure. 🙂

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