Category Archives: Recipes

Carrot & White Bean Soup

I’m not sure what it’s like in other places, but Melbourne supermarkets have large gaps on their shelves at the moment due to coronavirus related panic buying. As a result I’m trying to get a bit creative – using up … Continue reading

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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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