Category: In the kitchen

garlic

Garlic Breath Warning…

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I planted my first crop of garlic way back in March and have been faithfully weeding and waiting (im)patiently for the bulbs to form.  After 8 long months in the ground, I harvested last month and my clothes rack is now draped with nearly 100 bulbs of garlic drying out for storage.  Consider yourself issued with a perpetual garlic breath warning… Keep reading

preserves

Well preserved

In the kitchen

During our first autumn here we had a great crop of oranges from an old tree…and I had no idea what to do with them all.  Juicing seemed a bit frivolous, I wanted to make them last somehow.  I hadn’t made preserves before but I had lovely memories of my mum bottling peaches and tomatoes when I was a kid.  So I decided to have a go at making marmalade. Keep reading

zucchini and apple cake

Zucchini and Apple Cake

In the kitchen

Yes, we’re still on the subject of zucchini!  My abundant zucchini harvest shows no sign of slowing down.  They grow so fast I attempt to pick daily but, as the plants continue to grow and ‘creep’, it can be tricky to see all the produce, and it’s a scratchy job working amongst those prickly leaves.  This week I came across ‘the one that got away’ and has turned into a marrow.  Incredible how it goes from invisible to a foot long overnight! I’m kind of curious to see how big he’s going to grow so I’ve just left him there… The younger, tender ones are what you need for today’s recipe though.

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Coleslaw

It’s coleslaw, Jim, but not as we know it

In the kitchen

We had  a family visit us recently.  When I plonked a salad down with the enchiladas for dinner I was told by Miss 12, “I don’t eat salad”.

As I inquired  what sort of veggies she might eat, her Dad chimed in with ‘we really only have roast veggies, or coleslaw at home”.  Ah! Coleslaw I said, so you eat cabbage and carrots?  “No, there’s no cabbage,” was her confused response.  Wait…what?!

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