Category Archives: Recipes

Musing about Preserves – Peach & Chilli Chutney

This year might not have been a great year for veg in Melbourne but if my friends tree is any indication it has been a wonderful year for peaches.  She had loads and loads of beautiful, big and incredibly sweet peaches.  … Continue reading

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Musing about Preserves – (Caramelised) Onion Jam

My daughters school held a BBQ at a local market yesterday.  Unfortunately the weather was pretty damn hot (41C), and patronage at the market was down on its usual numbers.  As a result we had quite a few sliced onions … Continue reading

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Thursday Garden Gobble – Eggplant Pickle

This has been something of a bumper year for my eggplants and whilst I have enjoyed eating them in a myriad of ways I’ve also had enough to preserve in the form of eggplant pickle.  I am still experimenting with my … Continue reading

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Reader’s Post – John Mich’s Strawberry Syrup

I was recently asked if I take contributions from readers and after thinking about it for a while it struck me as an excellent idea.  Here is first post I have published from a reader – Liz When Mankind first discovered uses for fire … Continue reading

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Zucchini Cake

I have one Black zucchini plant in the garden.  So far it has produced 7.7kg of normal sized zucchini plus a few giants that I didn’t bother weighing as they went straight into the compost. Now, as much as I … Continue reading

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