Savoury Fig Jam – Perfect Cheese Partner

Savoury Fig Jam – Perfect Cheese Partner

I love condiments! I have turned into a real savoury person over time.  Anything that matches well with cheese, or makes my sandwiches taste better is a winner.  Fig is delicious served either sweet or savoury accompaniments. Today I'm sharing a recipe for a savoury fig jam. This Continue reading

Retro Cucumber Relish

Retro Cucumber Relish

The saying "When it rains it pours" certainly relates well to my garden.  So often it's slim pickings in my vegetable and herb garden, but when I do get a crop you can bet your life it's a bumper crop! A few weeks ago I started drowning in cucumbers.   After I proudly photographed the Continue reading

Retro Green Tomato Pickles – Nan’s Recipe

Retro Green Tomato Pickles – Nan’s Recipe

What did the roast beef and cheese sandwich say to the green tomato pickles? You complete me... or maybe that's just a line from a bad Tom Cruise movie. Anyway these green tomato pickles are so delicious. I have just finished smothering a bread roll in this spicy spread and devouring it, and believe Continue reading

Chilli Jam

Chilli Jam

Some like it hot – and - some - sweat when the heat is on.... Oh how I am showing my age now! Robert Palmer straight out of the 80’s! So keeping with the retro theme, I have a retro recipe, and old fashioned Chilli Jam. With all this rain and humidity, lately my garden has been Continue reading

Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

I am not really sure who the first person was that decided bacon should become a jam. I have seen an old Martha Stewart slow cooker recipe for Bacon Jam, so perhaps it was the American Queen of the kitchen herself! I discovered this delicious condiment care of our own queen of the kitchen, Lorraine Continue reading

CSR Bake A Difference

CSR Bake A Difference

I received a big surprise in the mail yesterday, but there is a bit of a story, so I will start at the beginning. Regularly readers may remember that before Christmas I took part in a fund raiser hosted by CSR Sugar and Jeroxie to raise funds for charity. The fundraiser was called “Bake A Continue reading

Preserved Beetroot & Spanish Onion

Preserved Beetroot & Spanish Onion

Each time I visit a new area I inevitably return with a multitude of jars full of new condiments, jams and tapenades to try. At home, I rarely even consider trying to concoct these items myself.  I see preserves pickles, and relish as being a little scary, and needing special expertise.  But now Continue reading

Grand Marnier Jam

Grand Marnier Jam

A few months ago everyone in our family had colds.  As a consequence we were buying bag after bag of oranges for juicing.  It was an attempt to nurse ourselves back to good health. Today we are all fighting fit but there was a remnant bag of oranges in the fridge which no one seems to want. Even Continue reading

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