Spring gar­lic green stir fry

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Garden Diary -

The veg­eta­bles used in this recipe are in­ter­change­able – use what­ever is in sea­son. Serves 4.

Heat a heavy-based fry­ing pan and add oil. Add gar­lic and veg­eta­bles and stir fry for 8-10 min­utes or un­til ten­der but still slightly crisp. Add honey and vine­gar and toss well to make sure veg­eta­bles are well coated and the honey has melted. Serve im­me­di­ately.

Off to sow and in­vest in the fu­ture. cause a few headaches. New Zealand is a no­to­ri­ously min­eral and trace el­e­ment­d­e­fi­cient coun­try – think se­le­nium, boron, cop­per, and man­ganese for starters – and it is dif­fi­cult to pro­vide plant health if the el­e­ments are not ei­ther there on the ground or easily avail­able.

On the other hand, be­ing as self­suf­fi­cient as pos­si­ble is hugely de­sir­able in a world full of cor­po­rate greed, poi­son­ing of ba­sic food stuffs, de­pleted world health and de­praved be­hav­iour by some parts of hu­man­ity. I see red when I hear of re­stric­tions on seed sav­ing and plant shar­ing, and all I can imag­ine is these peo­ple must be nasty con­trol freaks.

Find what works for you. It’s all a bal­anc­ing act and mak­ing use of new and old tech­nolo­gies to en­sure pro­duc­tive gar­dens makes sense.

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