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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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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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Tahini yoghurt sauce

Another dressing I made for last month’s Daring Cooks challenge… but forgot to post! And yes, I’m late for this month’s, but I’m hoping to get it done soon! Disorganisation is the theme of my week. This tahini sauce goes … Continue reading

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Cheese! My first time, I attempted a number of different cheeses with varying degrees of success. These are the best two! First up was mascarpone. We go through a lot of mascarpone and it’s not particularly expensive here, but I … Continue reading

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Cannellini bean and roasted garlic spread

This is a super simple but rich and flavourful spread for fresh crusty bread or crispy crackers. Ingredients 1 x 400g can cannellini (or white) beans, drained 1 roasted head garlic olive oil as needed salt to taste chilli flakes … Continue reading

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Tomato relish

  Slightly spicy, slightly sweet and slightly tangy – this relish goes perfectly with mature cheese or with grilled anything. Ingredients: 1.5kg tomatoes, chopped 2 sml red onions. quartered and finely sliced 100g raw sugar 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime … Continue reading

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