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Category Archives: Sauces

Boozy Berry Sauce

I recently bought an expensive bottle of raspberry sauce from a reputable local company to use as pancake topping. It was thick, red and sweet, but had absolutely no flavour. … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 24 Comments

Sicilian Tomato Pesto Trapanese

We have a fabulous multicultural TV channel in Australia, SBS. Late one night about ten years ago we lucked upon a sub titled Sicilian TV detective series, Inspector Montalbano. Our … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 32 Comments

Green Tomato Pickles

Green tomatoes pickle is THE single most sought after food produced in any of our family kitchens. The recipe originated with a dear family friend who was a farmer’s wife. … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 16 Comments

Tomato Kasaundi

Last year I made my first batch of Tomato Kasaundi. I had eaten it many times, one of my favoured purchases from the preserves stall at the local market, but … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 19 Comments

Red Pepper Mayo, Pronto

I make lots of different fruit chutneys, pickles and sauces, preserves that rely on sugar, vinegar and salt for longevity. They add piquancy to many meals, but are too bold … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

Tomato Relish

As autumn looms I swing into action making pickles, relishes and sauces, old fashioned spiced preserves that rely on vinegar, salt and sugar for longevity. I never developed a liking … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 27 Comments

Salsa Verde – a piquant green sauce

Bunches of fresh herbs at the farmers market always tempt me to buy. Like beautiful posies of fresh flowers I am tempted to put them in jars on the kitchen … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 11 Comments

Basil Pesto

In my home town, the word “pesto” has been adopted by the food industry as the catchphrase that describes a chunky textured dip that is made from herbs or vegetables … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 16 Comments

Tomato Passata

Passata is essentially tomato purée. It’s cheap and readily available, but sadly the commercial product is often made with under ripe, acidic fruit. Home made passata made with sweet red … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 16 Comments

Crunchy Peanut Satay Sauce

Hot, spicy and fragrant, sweet, salty and crunchy, all these words describe my peanut satay sauce. BBQ season calls for plenty of meat saucing options. Mustard and ketchup are OK … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 4 Comments