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Raspberries

Raspberries

Our raspberries fruit twice a season.  This time of year we often get a handful of fresh sun ripened raspberries from our vines every afternoon. Perfect just as they are. Or if you are being decadent have them with a splash of cream.

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Old Fashion Lemonade 2kg castor sugar (I used raw sugar, or you can use a mixture of both) 1 litre water 30g citric acid 30g tartaric acid Juice from 6-8 lemons Finely grated zest from 2 lemons Heat sugars and water in large saucepan until […]

Courgette Relish

Courgette Relish

Our courgette and tomato plants are producing an abundance of produce this summer. This is a photo of courgette and tomato relish. Recipe: 8 courgette, grated 10 tomatoes, chopped 2 onions, diced 1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar OR cider vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1 […]

Plum Jam

Plum Jam

These plums are from my Grandmother’s old plum tree in Wadestown, Wellington. This year has produced a bumper harvest so, what to do with 2½ kg of ripe plums? I decided on a plum jam, it is a great way to use up quantities of […]

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients: ½ Pumpkin, deseeded peeled and diced into 2.5cm² pieces (about 1kg) 1 pomegranate, halved and deseeded 1 bunch or bag of fresh watercress, about 150g. Use only fresh tender shoots; if picking yourself, ensure you wash it thoroughly. 1/4 of an iceberg […]

Citrus curd

Citrus curd

I had a surplus of egg yolks in my pastry class last week and a bounty of limes from our lime tree, so, what better thing to make than a curd. Lemon/lime curd is quite easy to produce and lasts really well in the fridge. […]

Greek  Marinade for Chicken and Lamb

Greek Marinade for Chicken and Lamb

I bought a new Broil King Monarch 390 BBQ at the end of September, the weather here in Wellington is somewhat unpredictable at this time of year. I got it home and 2 or 3 hours later I had it assembled and ready to go. […]

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

It is that time of the year in New Zealand, when those of us who are lucky enough to have citrus trees are facing an abundance of wholesome, delicious fruit.  And let’s be honest – sometimes it is a struggle to find ways to use […]

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

It is always good to have a quick sauce recipe up your sleeve.  This recipe is a regular in our house and can be used on so many things. You can essentially use it to replace the tomato sauce you buy from the supermarket.  We […]