Pickled Chillies

I first discovered pickled chillies at my local Chinese restaurant here in Zurich. Yes, Zurich. Despite having grown up in Australia where south-east Asian food abounds, and despite my countless trips to Asia since I was a wee tot, I only came across this delightful condiment during what would be the first of many stir-fries that I like to indulge in frequently at my local because I’m rather terrible at making stir-fries at

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Orange & Ginger Marmalade

The end of summer has meant some frantic jam-making sessions in my kitchen, trying to preserve as much of summer as I can into little glass jars. I have made several batches of Peach & Raspberry Jam, as well as a simple apricot jam (using my recipe for Apricot & Vanilla Jam but omitting the vanilla this time), not to mention the Strawberry Jam which has been disappearing as fast as I make

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Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb compote, or rhubarb purée, is perfect for serving at breakfast with a dollop of yoghurt, or baked in a crumble for a delicious dessert. I always look forward to seeing the vivid pink of the forced rhubarb at this time of the year, its season generally lasting from January to March in the northern hemisphere. After this time, the more common rhubarb can be found in abundance with its ruby red stems

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Peach & Raspberry Jam

To continue on from my recent foray into the world of jam-making, I tried my hand at one of my favourite fruit combinations for jam – peaches and raspberries. And the result? Truly delicious! I need to buy me some more jam jars …

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Apricot & Vanilla Jam

Given the amount of jam which my husband and I go through (about 1 jar of Bonne Mamam per week), it’s rather surprising that I only recently got into jam-making. For a long time, I always thought that you needed a gluttony of fruit in order to make jam. And in Switzerland, a gluttony of fruit comes at an extortionate price. I recently had some good friends from Germany come to stay with

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American Buttermilk Pancakes with Bananas & Toffee Sauce

Here is another fabulous recipe from Rachel Allen’s Home Cooking. I made the American Buttermilk Pancakes more out of curiousity because I wanted to compare them with Nigella’s American Pancakes from Nigella Bites. Nigella’s recipe is what I use almost everytime because I love that they always turn out thick and fluffy. Rachel Allen’s recipe turned out quite well. The pancakes rose a lot on cooking and they have a much more light

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