Bergamont Jam

I’ve heard of Bergamont, I’ve smelt it in Earl Grey tea but never tasted it .. so when I saw it at the markets, I purchased one .. added it to salads and decided to make the jam Since my Le Creuset cast 26cm pot should not be used for jam or I will ruin…

Lemon Powder

It’s suppose to be Citrus Powder but Chef Thomas Keller mentions that each one has to be done separately. Since I only had lemon at home, started with lemon.. first rind was blanched a few times, then dried at room temperature then oven dried. The smell is wonderful..love citrus.. feels a bit oily, so hope…

Preserved Lemon

My Obsession with preserved Lemon continues.. This will be the last one for the year. On Saturday after I came home from the markets I filled 3 with salt and placed in a cabinet, when I opened the cabinet around dinner time the 1 liter jar was almost half full with juice, so I pressed…

Vanilla Extract – Update

A quick Update… Purchased new bottles to keep it, large one is 1.5ltrs. Didn’t think it through as getting Vanilla will be rather difficult since vanilla is located in the bottom 1/3 or the bottle. As there is world wide Vanilla shortage, I will try to find any store that sells vanilla and cook with…

Chili Oil Update

It’s been a few months since I made Chili Oil . Still planning on making Bang Bang Chicken.. now that the oil is looking perfect, will need to find Chinese Wine and then make the chicken

Shopping Oct 5,2017

Oh how I adore eating seasonally. Now that I’m regular at the markets I’m getting to know farmers and stall holders. Today’s market was the fastest I’ve ever done, had all of this purchased in 20 min.. I did spend $83 plus purchased 2 croissants.. it’s Saturday treat. My obsession with making preserved Lemon’s continues…

Rosemary Sugar

This is an odd one for me. Not sure if and when I will use it, but it’s Sugar, will keep for ever Saw a Chef online picking Rosemary flowers and talking about preserving them in Salt. He was surrounded by countless perfect purple flowers. That was a week ago, I forgot that it was…

Onion Powder

This is the second of the 6 powders I wanted to make after finding it in the Thomas Keller’s Cook book The French Laundry I used mandolin to slice onion thinly & used oven to dry it like I did with horseradish. Photo of 3 stages, raw / oven dried and powdered form . Next…

Parsley Pesto

Making Pesto has been on my to do list for a while, and basi is not ready yet, so I decided to try making it with Pesto… found the recipe on line Only had to get Cheese as the rest of the ingredients are always in use at home.. walnuts are organic from the markets….

Horseradish Dust

While at the markets noticed a few weeks ago one of the farmers selling horseradish, have been wonder what I can make with it .. it’s Organic. everything that they sell is Organic .. I get my Red Onions for Onion Jam from them, Brown Onion, Ginger and various other things .. this week I…

Tapenade

I love olives .. love the saltiness, the texture .. well everything about them .. Years ago we used to buy Tapenade, but lately cannot get it in jars only by weight and few that we’ve tried have been horrible. Today I decide to make it. Only had to get a new jar of anchovies…

Peppermint Extract

Hope this one works! I do trust the bar manager.. .he hasn’t told a fib yet, everything that has told me over the years will work, has worked. He does it for a living, he is the best there is! I tried 2 versions, one with Vodka (this photo) and the other one with Whiskey…