Bergamot Jam

I’ve heard of Bergamot, 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…