Pickled Red Onion Recipe – Perfect in Salads

These sweet lightly pickled onions add so much flavour to salads. They also add a lovely sharpness to dishes that need a little oomph of flavour. They are really easy to make, ready to eat within and 24 hours and keep in the store cupboard for at least a month. They are quite moorish once…

Foraged Blackberry Vinegar Recipe

Last weekend we picked a load of blackberries on our walk back from the beach. My flavoured oils have been so good (recipe’s here) that I thought I would have a go at my own vinegar’s as I like them in salad’s. After doing some research I now realise this can be used in sweet…

Mind Blowing Home Brined and Cooked Corned Beef Recipe

This recipe was show stopper, every mouthful was absolutely delicious. The brisket really takes on the spice blend flavours and I don’t think I have ever had brisket so succulent it just melts in your mouth. It was so tasty we simply had some new potatoes and eggless mustard mayo (recipe here )on the side….

Homemade Pickled Fennel with Star Anise and Orange Recipe

So Paulie and I have been pickling again this weekend. We have pickled some veg to spruce up our salad’s. Check out the cauliflower recipe too! Ingredients (makes the 3 jars in picture) 6 bulbs of fennel, trimmed and sliced into very thin rings 3 medium orange’s ( or 1 per jar) 4 cups white…

Homemade Pickled Cauliflower with Dill and Spice Recipe

If you read my salad post’s you will know that we add pickled items such as capers or gherkins to spruce up and add flavour to our salads. We decided to have a go at our own and we are so pleased with the results. It is so cheap to do it yourself and they…

Preserved Balsamic Pickled Shallots Recipe

My favourite pickled onions are the Italian borretane onions, you also get them in farm shops and deli’s by the olives, I think what makes them so yummy is the balsamic vinegar pickling liquer. Paulie and I thought we would have a go at our own as we bought a balsamic that was far too…

Homemade Preserved Lemons Recipe

I adore preserved lemons and Paulie adds them to many things such as tagine’s, salads, couscous and many more. They are salty and sour but add so much flavour. The reason I wanted to have a go was because a) I love them and b) they are so expensive in our supermarket they are about…