Neil Perry’s Tomato Jam

We’re firm lovers of chutneys, sauces, salsa’s and kasundi’s in this house, so when I saw this recipe in Neil Perry’s The Food I Love I put it to the top of my list of recipes to try for The Cookbook Guru for July.  The Cookbook Guru is a monthly bookclub where various food bloggers…

Spicy Plum Sauce

I’ve missed the window for our monthly discussions about Karen Martini on The Cookbook Guru from March, but I thought seeing as I made this sauce that I would still share it with you all because it was a great recipe. A weekend just recently I thought I would tackle Karen Martini’s Spicy Plum Sauce recipe. With a…

Food Love….Poached Quinces

Quinces.  They are one of those autumn fruits which are not easy to handle, but well worth the effort to try.  These are particularly special because of how I came by them. I had my sister visiting from Melbourne recently and we took the opportunity to indulge our passion for food by trying out one…

Poached Stone Fruit

I have many memories as a child of pitting boxes of apricots and plums in order for mum to preserve them, either by bottling, jamming or stewing the fruit.    Sometimes if we were lucky the juices of poached or stewed fruit would make their way into homemade icy poles.. a definite treat. I was inspired…

Cherry Conserve

Well what do you do when your other half comes home with a 5kg box of cherries?  He makes cider, and I cook jam….match made in heaven or what? Cherry Conserve 1kg pitted and washed cherries 1kg white sugar rind off 1/2 lemon, juice of whole lemon 1 vanilla pod (optional) Wash and pit your…

limes, wonderful limes….how I love thee….

I had the joy of taking on of my sisters on her first overseas journey many years ago.    We couldn’t decide between Bali, Thailand or Vietnam and so grabbed out a make of South East Asia, closed our eyes and pointed to pick our destination.  It ended up being Malaysia, a country neither of…

Lime Marmalade

Oh glorious limes….how I love thee… When I was tempted at my local market by a 5 kg box of limes for $5 my head starting buzzing with ideas of all the things I could make.  For some reason marmalade came to mind.  I have a bit of a thing for Rose’s Lime marmalade that…