Comparison

What a difference word of mouth and sort of following a recipe makes ? Halving everything was not as easy as I thought, as I didn’t exactly have 500g but closer to 700. Had I just added half the water the end result would have been smaller.. last time I only had 2 jars and…

Preserved Lime Large Jar

I love Limes more then Lemons, so since we are still in the Lime season I decided to make another jar with Preserved Limes, Larger one… if it’s loved as much as I think it will be, the wait till next Lime Season will be long.. Read somewhere to put some salt on the bottom…

Lime Marmalade #2

Lime Marmalade take 2! As last time my rind was hard and marmalade was too dark, I decided to try again … waited till my how to book with for my jars arrived. Have to say that Jam looks completely different and if I was to try again, which I will not, I would have…

Update

Didn’t get some things at the markets today as I noticed that Fruit/Veggie shop had them for 3rd of the price.. so when I got to the shops they cost more then I would have paid at the markets and the quality was terrible… not making same mistake again ..ever Between nuts and fresh produce…

Shopping 

I’ve given up sticking to a budget when I go to the Farmers Markets, I just get what is needed for the week. A few years ago post hospital stays I was ordering Fresh food online, it wasn’t Organic but still good quality. It cost more then it does to shop at the markets.Delivery was…

Preserved Lime

Since I made Preserved Lemon I decided to try same with lime.. Limes were squeezed on day 7, extra lime juice added together with hot Chill and Rosemary.. cannot wait to try the finished product.. thinking of making same with Orange Since the cooking bug bit me I decided to check how I can use…

Quinces Paste

So many firsts for me now that I’m back to cooking. I’ve tried it over the years when dining out, but never purchased pre packaged one. Since we are in the quinces season, I thought I would try making it.. took ages to make as I started latish in the afternoon. I peeled, chopped and…

Sesame Paste

Another dish made this week and one more step closer to making Bang Bang Chicken. Chilli Oil was made a few weeks ago.. it’s already turning red. Purchased a 450g packet of raw organic Sesame Seeds at the Markets. Half has been vacuum sealed for future use, and the rest of dry roasted for a…

Peanut Butter

This is the not the first time I tried to make Peanut Butter. the other times the nuts were eaten while still warm.. delicious. Should have purchased more but only purchased 250g. Dry Roasted them, they are delicious while warm.. I cannot confirm nor deny that nuts were not eaten nor the peanut butter sampled…

Cured Salmon

This was my Second attempt, First one was a complete failure. I didn’t seal it properly and added too much salt and sugar. Found the recipe online, it said to wrap well in glad wrap.. well it didn’t work as all the liquid escaped and the too much curing mix was too much and the…

Onion Jam #1

Never made Onion Jam as I always thought that it takes too long to make and two that no one will want to eat it. Since the food processor was out I used to to chop up the onions, it’s either that or my bad knife skills and then onion would not cook evenly. Took…

Preserved Lime 1

When at the markets on Saturday decided to try pickling limes just like I did Lemons.. Haven’t eaten Lemons as yet, the recipe states keep them in a dark cabinet for as long as possible and it’s only been a few weeks. This was taken on Saturday but on Monday I noticed that areas around…