Category Archives: Sauces, Preserves, Condiments

Recipe: Lavender Lemon Curd

Lemon curd makes me think of sunny spring days and this combination of lemons and dried lavender blossoms creates a headily fragrant spread so buttery, so citrussy and rich tasting that you’ll want to spread it onto everything. I recommend … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spiked Plum Relish

The humble prune-plum’s last hurrah this summer (for me anyway), falls somewhere between a relish and a sauce; something that my friends and I will continue to relish between now and next year’s crop. Spiked Plum Relish is every bit … Continue reading

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Recipe: Moroccan Spiced Tomato Jam (and a Clever Trick with Tomato Paste)

The first recipe is for a wonderful fresh tomato jam that has a hint of Moroccan spiciness due to the combination of cinnamon, honey, garlic, ginger and lemon. The result has a perfectly balanced tangy sweetness and is a brilliant … Continue reading

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Recipe: Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Here’s some sunshine in a jar for the first day of spring. A jar of Moroccan preserved lemons makes a lovely gift and brightens up any kitchen. If you make them to give as gifts do the recipient a favor … Continue reading

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Recipe: Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

This is an outstandingly delicious sauce for pasta or any recipe that calls for tomato sauce. The slow oven roasting really concentrates the tomato flavor and the addition of honey creates a perfectly balanced finish. You can increase the garlic … Continue reading

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2 recipes: Pear & Garlic Aioli – and Marsala Poached Pears

Looking at the first picture, I imagine you’re thinking that I’ve finally lost it. Not Moi. This is my adaptation of a *Catalonian aioli sauce, that calls for quince. Where I live, quince(s) are hard to come by so I … Continue reading

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It’s Hunting Season! So here’s a Recipe for ‘Duxelles’

…and all you need is a small sharp knife! Well, that’s not exactly true as you’ll also need the following: • A wide basket or container so that you can spread the mushrooms in a single layer to avoid crushing … Continue reading

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