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Category Archives: Pickles & Chutneys

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

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

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

Mustard Pickled Zucchini

Top shelves and out of the way spaces in my house are filled to bursting point with an accumulation of memorabilia and things I might need one day. Bitten by … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 27 Comments

Pickled Cherries

Twenty years ago we lived in the house of our dreams on a semi rural hilltop surrounded by cherry orchards. We all looked forward to Melbourne Cup Day, the first … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 32 Comments

Pickled Ginger

The versatility of ginger makes it THE most useful aromatic in my kitchen. Dried, ground and combined with deep earthy sweetness of molasses, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg I use it … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 23 Comments

Pickled ‘n’ Spiced Oranges

We are not gravy lovers. While I understand the attraction of this well loved umami laden sauce, I find it generally masks the flavour of the food it accompanies. Mustard, … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 26 Comments

Marieke’s Eggplant Pickle

My family are pickle and chutney lovers. They won’t settle for a commercial product off the supermarket shelf, or even a gourmet product from the deli, they want their sauces … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 26 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

Pickled Sweet Red Peppers

“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.” Lucky Peter, I have to make my own! But really I don’t mind, because pickled sweet red peppers are delicious. They can … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 7 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 · 17 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

Indian Style Mango Chutney

I love Indian style chutneys, not just with curry, but to zest up a simple steamed chicken breast, grilled fish or to give a plain barbecued sausage some pep. The … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 10 Comments