How to make the Perfect Pickle

Check out this super tasty Pickled veg recipe!

“I’ve got a Pickle, I’ve got a Pickle, I’ve got a pickle, hey, hey, hey, hey!” And you will too after giving this tasty recipe a go. This year I’ve decided to give the gift of homemade goods. And these yummy pickles are up on the top of my list. They’re so easy to make and you can make them weeks, even months, in advance. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use pretty much any veggie you want, I even added a sliced up granny smith apple. You can mix up the spices to suit too. As […]

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Tomato Relish

Delicious cafe styled home made relish. Perfect for that beef burger your making tonight!

I find that at this time of year (Christmas) I get a lot more motivated to make mass jams, pickles & chutneys. Don’t get me wrong, I love making them any time of year, but particularly now because I find they make such great gifts! Before I go on though, I just want to clear up one small misconception about home made gifts, they are not always the cheap option. I spent $45 today buying ingredients to make chocolate truffles. Once you put that together with the amount of time it usually takes to make the gifts I’d say you’re […]

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Balsamic Strawberry & Rhubarb Jam

A delicious new twists on your classic strawberry jam!

A simple baked strawberry & rhubarb recipe inspired me for this one. I was reading it and decided that this would make a fantastic jam, especially when I read the bit about the balsamic. Using the standard strawberry jam recipe from my favourite little book, ‘Mrs Beetons Jam Making’, I created a rather tasty new jam. It sounds a bit different but trust me it’s just as sweet and yummy as any other jam. Have a go, and let me know what you think! If you liked this jam you should definitely check out my Plum & Vanilla Jam!  

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Plum & Vanilla Jam

Try your hand at some home made jam. This is one of my faveourite jam recipes. It's easy and delicious!

I love making jam. I don’t know why or how I came to love making jam, but I do. Maybe it has something to do with my mum and aunt making it when I was younger, I don’t know. The first time I ever made jam, it was a marmalade actually, was when I had a whole heap of oranges and very little time to eat them because I was going away for a couple of months. Terrible forethought on my part, might I add! It turned out to be the nicest marmalade, it was beautiful and clear and had […]

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