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Allyson Gofton Shares her Favourite Winter Meals

Media Release 2 May 2008

Allyson Gofton Shares her Favourite Winter Meals

Its time to pack up the barbeque and get your roasting dishes out which is great news if, like Allyson Gofton, you love the comfort of hearty home cooked winter meals.

With herb gardens succumbing to the cold frosts, adding that extra taste to your winter dishes has never been easier or more convenient. Thanks to the cleverly designed fresh herbs in a tube you can continue your favourite herb garden inside your fridge throughout winter.

Allyson, a mother of two young children, says that while most kiwi cooks appreciate that herbs and spices add great flavour to food, not many people know about the health benefits which help boost the immune system over the colder winter months.

“Winter always sees the return of snuffley noses and chesty coughs so topping up family dinners with extra garlic and basil is a natural way to stave off those nasty bugs.” Allyson says.

Some of Allyson’s winter favourite’s include:

 Impress your guests with the tasty recipe for Rosemary Roast Lamb drizzled in Gourmet Garden rosemary and garlic, not only a kiwi specialty but also a delicious winter warmer.

 Bring a trusted family favourite to the table with easy to cook Spaghetti Bolognaise, using Gourmet Garden’s Garlic, Basil and Oregano to delight the taste buds and get the children asking for seconds.

 For lunches nothing beats a hot Tomato Herb Soup packed with the goodness of Gourmet Garden’s Basil, Parsley and Oregano to warm you up and give you an extra antioxidant boost to keep those bugs at bay.

“I love it when winter rolls around because it provides the perfect opportunity to make those nourishing winter meals. Having fresh herbs in a tube that last up to three months in the fridge is so convenient and makes cooking so easy. The best part is there’s no mess to clean up and my meals always have that extra special flavour.”

Gourmet Garden has a delicious range of over 150 great recipes online at so take a leaf out of Allyson’s book and get cooking all the family favourites this winter.

Find the complete range of Gourmet Garden herbs and spices in squeezable clear tubes in the fresh produce section of your local supermarket.

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