Recipes

Eggplant, Ginger & Chili Chutney

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

A Mediterranean inspired chutney full of sun-drenched eggplants, red capsicums and garlic  that's spiced up with fresh ginger and a good curry powder. Very versatile and with the twist of the lid it adds a new dimension to an antipasto platter, a ploughman’s plank or a bitey cheddar cheese, alongside a curry or with grilled and cold meats. I’ve even had it with my Sunday morning bacon and eggs and home-made sourdough bread. A truly delicious combination. We now grow extra eggplants and capsicums to make multiple batches. By the time its shared with family and friends I need to make sure there’s always enough stashed away in the pantry for our use. It's easy to make and a great chutney that uses up excess eggplant and capsicums.    Read More . . .

 

Preserved Garlic: A mellow melange of deliciousness

Saturday, August 03, 2013

A garlic lovers delight and ever so simple. Transform ordinary garlic into a sweet, aromatic and creamy accompaniment that’s perfect served whole in salads, on  antipasto platters or spread directly onto baguettes or bruschetta as a base flavour. Native to the “garlic crescent “ of Central Asia, garlic has been transported and adopted into the folklore, medicine and cuisines of countries around the world. Due to its intense flavour, it is used predominately as a condiment rather than a bulk vegetable.

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