Christmas, Pies & Tarts, Preserves

Cranberry, Orange + Cinnamon Tarts

Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! We’re taking a step back towards Christmas today. Now I don’t know if you’ve heard but there are people out there who don’t like fruit mince pies. I know I know. Who are these people? Because…

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Preserves

Classic Raspberry Jam

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! I spent a lot of time thinking about a clever twist on raspberry jam for you. But then I realised that it’s such a staple in so many recipes that the best thing would be to…

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Preserves

Tamarillo + Fig Chutney

Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 90 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! Tamarillo chutney is perhaps the most kiwi chutney there is and it’s a favourite for a lot of people. It has such a distinct flavour and goes so well on everything from a burger to a…

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Preserves

Candied {YUZU} Peel

Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 90 Minutes | Total Time : 4 hours | Difficulty : A bit fiddly Hello my lovelies! I have been experimenting with my yuzu stash. I ordered a few kilos from NZ Yuzu Co. They are delicious. Like a cross between lemons and limes and grapefruits. They don’t have a lot…

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Preserves

Feijoa + Lime Jam

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! It’s been a while since we had some jam around here. Hopeless. This one is mostly for the kiwis. Since the rest of the world is generally perplexed about what a feijoa is. If you can…

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Preserves

Quince + Bay Leaf Fruit Cheese

Prep Time : 15 + 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 45 + 60 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Patience is a Virtue Hello my lovelies! Quinces are very special to me. My parents grow them at my childhood home. And they send me a care package of several kilos every year. I mostly just…

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Preserves

Blackberry + Brandy Jam

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Jammin’ Hello my lovelies! It’s about time we circled back to jam. We’re pulling together a recipe to make any time of year really. Let’s face it. In NZ even at the height of their seasons our fresh berries are…

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Preserves

Plum, Hibiscus + Rose Jam

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Jammin’ Hello my lovelies! Can’t stay away from jam for long. Especially now I have my new copper jam pan. It is so beautiful. I made it a special spot on display in the kitchen. Sigh. It makes fabulous jam…

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Preserves

Apricot Twist Jam

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Jam Hello my lovelies! It’s jam season. I won’t shut up about it. Sorry not sorry. Apricot is my all time favourite jam. Today we are putting a zesty citrus twist on it. Sunshine in a jar. Apricots can be…

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Preserves

Chilli + Lemongrass Jam

 Prep Time : 10 + 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 + 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Preserves Hello my lovelies! I love preserving season. I am going mad with all the jams and pickles I want to make. I have already made plum jam with some of my smuggled crop from back…

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