We are one part cook, one part gardener, and we love each equally. The symbiosis of kitchen and garden is the heartbeat of our food philosophy. Kitchens and gardens need each other. Cooking and gardening are an inseparable, utterly interdependent and intimate duo that mirror one another’s needs & desires.
They provide for each other, define each other, and they long for nothing else. The more they are intertwined, the better for both. It’s a perfectly pure relationship, a harmony like no other. For us, being servants to this partnership has been an empowering experience.
At its most basic, the relationship between kitchen and garden is a cycle of preparing, sowing, nurturing, harvesting, eating, composting. Repeat. Forevermore. Once the right balance is struck, a garden will endlessly provide for a kitchen and the kitchen will do so in return.
A garden becomes a pantry and as it flourishes, so too will the kitchen. So overflowing with beautiful organic produce, the kitchen is simply forced into action. Armed with a bounty of produce, the gardener is now inspired, compelled to experiment, create, preserve and play with all that produce in the kitchen.
In return for such bounty, the kitchen provides its ever-generous supplier with the vital and essential fuel a garden needs, in order to continuously deliver such abundance. Compost. One of nature’s most truly magical, life giving elixirs, of which all gardens are full-blown addicts.
Compost is the cornerstone to all sustainable gardens – and the kitchen is its chief provider. Forget water to wine, the transformation of kitchen waste into the most perfect energy source imaginable for plants truly is a miracle of a religious magnitude. The kitchen is unrivalled in its ability to provide the ingredients for quality compost that our gardens so sorely long for.
And so the circle is completed. A healthy garden leads to a healthy kitchen and vice versa. All the while, the resulting nourishing goodness of this unparalleled synergy ends up on our plates, and it couldn’t be more inviting. It shines, it glows, it almost winks at us, knowing it is what we are supposed to be eating. And it feels great.