Preserves

Beetroot + Orange Relish

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 45 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : A bit messy Hello my lovelies! You’d be unsurprised to know that I have had up to six kinds of jam in my fridge at any one time. I’m a fan. I’m also a fan of savoury condiments. Right now…

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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

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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Life

LIFE: What a Year

Hello my lovelies! Happy New Year. I hope you are filled with dreams and promise and ready to tackle a fresh 365. If someone told me five years ago that I would be where I am now it would have seemed ridiculous. If someone had told me we would have a single year in which so much would happen in…

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Preserves

Lemon + Vanilla Marmalade

Prep Time : 30 + 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 1 1/2 Hours | Total Time : 2 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Jam Hello my lovelies! Jumping back into it with one for all my lemon loving friends out there. You never see marmalade made with just lemons. We’re totally going to make it a thing. It’s so…

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Preserves

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Peppered Pickles..

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! It’s all pickles all the time around here at the moment. It’s a great way to experiment with flavours with very little effort. I love classic cucumber pickles. I am the only one at home who…

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