Taking stock: the wonders of lovage

Taking stock: the wonders of lovage

Taking stock: the wonders of lovage What is lovage? Making your own stock is a sure fire way of avoiding certain ingredients such as MSG, palm oil, wheat, emulsifiers, and flavour enhancers found in many commercial stock cubes and powders. Simply grow the culinary...
A glut of zucchini

A glut of zucchini

A glut of zucchini Recipes for a glut of zucchini There must be 101 things you can do with zucchinis but some of the less obvious and most delicious include zucchini bread, chocolate cake, pickles, slices, chutney and piccalilli. Zucchini chocolate cake 1/2 cup...
A glut of cumquats

A glut of cumquats

Recipes for a glut of cumquats A Glut of Cumquats Cumquats* resemble small oranges about the size of large olives. The trees are classified now as part of the Rutaceae family (Rue family) or Citrus sensu family which means ‘in sense they are citrus’. They used...
A glut of peas

A glut of peas

A glut of peas Freezing your excess peas and pods It’s quick and simple to freeze peas and pea pods but do blanch them as this preserves flavour, texture, colour, nutrients and provides a much longer shelf life than non-blanched. Shell peas or prepare pods. Wash...
A winning lime sorbet

A winning lime sorbet

Winning in-season recipe To celebrate the launch of our new website, Facebook Page and Instagram account, we ran a virtual baking/cooking competition using in-season item, LIME. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes. Although we didn’t get to taste all the...
A glut of cabbage

A glut of cabbage

A glut of cabbage Chocolate cabbage cake This is fun to make. It consists of a double chocolate sponge covered with leaves of dark chocolate formed by using the leaves of a fresh cabbage as moulds. Choose your favourite sponge recipe and make 2 cakes in 20 cm tins....