This month is preserving month (for #CBpreserves!), but in hindsight I think it would have been better to preserve things in March or April when we still had nectarines and mangoes and peaches. The end-of-summer fruit haul is already over. The citrus fruit and persimmons are here, along with apples, pears and pumpkins. This means: citrus curds and butters, pear or apple pastes to have with cheese, . . .
The Cook Better '16 theme for the month of May is PRESERVING! And just in the nick of time, a beautiful new cookbook just arrived in my mailbox that is allll about preserving things, and I'm so excited to get into it. It's called Not Just Jam. We're talking jams, jellies, chutneys, fruit pastes, cordials, sauces. I'm going to go out on a limb and say things like ice cream and smoked meats can . . .
Ahhhh, Sunday! What are you up to this fine day? Today, I'm all about watching the cricket and sipping on a beer or two. I know some people detest watching cricket, especially test cricket, but I *love* it. Maybe you love it too? I can sit and watch it all day. I've been into it since I was 12 years old and played it throughout high school (opening bat, hollaaaaa) and it has always been a central . . .
This is one of my mum's favourite things that I make, and she's put in a request to have some of this relish ready for Christmas. She's my number 1 supporter in everything I choose to do, and that includes this blog. She comments, likes and tells others about this space. It's really cute and so very appreciated. She's probably gonna be one of the first people to read this. HI MUM. . . .