Category Archives: preserves

Cranberry simple syrup

Cranberry simple syrup for all your seasonal cocktail needs, like this cranberry gin and tonic. Cheers! Makes about 2 cups Preparation: 10 minutes Steeping: a few hours if you’re in a rush, 24 hours or more for a better result … Continue reading

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Tomato chilli jam

Sweet and spicy tomato chilli jam makes a spectacular addition to your cheese board. Makes about 700ml / 3 cups Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking: can take a couple of hours Recipe adapted from here Ingredients 1kg (about 2 1/4 lb) … Continue reading

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Baked apples with brandy ice cream

Apples stuffed with mincemeat (fruit mince), served with a scoop of brandy spiked no-churn ice cream – all the flavours of Christmas, but lighter and naturally gluten free. And because this is such a busy time of year, the stuffing … Continue reading

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Apricots poached in vanilla-orange syrup

These vanilla and orange poached apricots are a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Try them served just on their own with Greek yoghurt and perhaps a sprinkling of chopped nuts, spoon them over granola, or, better still, on a … Continue reading

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Burnt sugar pumpkin jam

I bought a nice fat pumpkin and was all set to make pie, but then I saw this recipe for pumpkin jam pop up on my feeds and couldn’t resist. I’d never thought of making pumpkin jam before, didn’t even … Continue reading

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Red onion jam

The temperatures are falling, the days are getting shorter and the sunlight is beginning to take on that watery aspect of Autumn. The end of summer always brings a tinge of regret for me – no more vacation, for starters! … Continue reading

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Pickled beetroot

There are two types of Australians. Those that will tell you that a burger is not complete without a slice or two of pickled beetroot on it, and… the other lot. Guess which group I fall into 😉 Here is … Continue reading

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Homemade za’atar

Do you buy herb and spice blends at the supermarket? Do you want some reasons for making your own? Well firstly, you can tweak the ratios to suit your own tastes, allergy restrictions or dietary requirements. Secondly, you can make … Continue reading

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Raspberry almond torte (flourless) with dark chocolate fudge frosting

I have a (terrible?) habit of spotting something on special and buying lots of it so I can use it in “something”, but often when I buy it, I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. Take … Continue reading

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Christmas parfait

Looking for something a little different from the traditional Christmas pudding this year? How about a Christmas parfait. The quintessential flavours of Christmas with spiced fruit mince, cherries and toasted almonds in a rich, custard-based ice cream cake, without the … Continue reading

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