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Category Archives: Preserves

Marinated Feta Cheese

I almost missed my self imposed posting deadline today, not for lack of ideas or motivation but because like a teenager, I’ve been obsessing about what I’ll wear to our … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · 36 Comments

Spicy Carrot Pickle

I am a pickle obsessive. I admit it. Give me a good vegetable pickle and I can turn an ordinary meal into a feast. In the “English ploughman’s lunch from … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Marmalade: Mandarin Ginger Aperol

I’m a compulsive jam maker.  Making raspberry, strawberry, plum and apricot jam is a summertime ritual and then once the season cools and citrus fruits are in their prime I … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 7 Comments

Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce #1

There’s so much to love about the food of SE Asia. It’s the wonderful mouth tingling balance of hot sweet salty aromatic flavours backed by an umami punch that I … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 26 Comments

Elderflower Cordial

My daughter planted an elderflower in her garden late spring of 2015 hopeful of having a huge flush of the delicately scented flower heads with which to make cordial. Not … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 28 Comments

Fermented Pineapple and Chilli Sambal

In last week’s post I mentioned the Fermented Pineapple and Chilli Sambal I had made from a recipe published in the book from the Sydney cafe “Cornersmith.” I’ve always been … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 25 Comments

Jam-Strawberries with Passionfruit

One of the aspects I truly loved about Melbourne when we lived there was the four distinct seasons. The people in Brisbane talk about “spring” but the only change I … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 20 Comments

Spicy Tomato Relish

  Spicy Tomato Relish – low Fodmap Onion, garlic, apples and dried fruit are common ingredients in fruit based homemade chutneys of the style our mothers and grandmothers made when … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 37 Comments

Tomato Ginger Jam

  I’ve been waiting for super sweet ripe and juicy Roma tomatoes sold as sauce tomatoes to hit the markets so I can begin some experimenting with some different preserves. … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 34 Comments

Chilli Peanut Sauce

Living with food intolerances presents many challenges. I love the flavour punch that pickles, chutney and spicy sauces deliver to a meal of smoky barbequed meat, but there’s a problem. … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 22 Comments

Blood Orange Curd

    There’ll be a million things I’ll miss when I move from Melbourne to Brisbane, loving family, sociable friends and fantastic neighbours. I’ll miss the seasons too, the exteme … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 26 Comments

Passionfruit Cordial

  Passionfruit vines are very productive for the first few years of their life. My daughter recently harvested several large bagsfull from a rampant young vine that had grown to … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 16 Comments

Lime Cordial for the cocktail hour

Rational thought flies out the window when the seasonal price of limes plummets. I can’t resist the bulging green net bags priced under $4 per kilo. My behaviour is irrational. … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 23 Comments

Tropical “Mess”

At Christmastime in Australia we are blessed with an abundance of fresh tropical fruits, summer berries and stone fruits so to me it seems counter intuitive to serve a traditional … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 28 Comments