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Savoury Basil Scones

Savoury Basil Scones Recipe
13 Aug

This recipe for Savoury Basil Scones uses the same simple base dough recipe as our Sweet Basil Scones recipe. Once the wet and dry ingredients have been mixed, just add the flavouring component. In this case we opted for sharp cheddar cheese. For a substitute, use any other sharp cheese, or add a clove of…

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Sweet Basil Scones

Sweet Basil Scones Recipe
13 Aug

This recipe for Sweet Basil Scones uses the same simple base dough recipe as our Savoury Basil Scones recipe. Once the wet and dry ingredients have been mixed, just add the flavouring component. In this case we opted for rough chopped dried cranberries. For a substitute, use any other dried fruit, or try it with…

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Japanese Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad Recipe
9 Aug

Cucumber plants are really productive. Once they get going in summer, you may be hard pressed to find ways to deal with the quantity. This Japanese Cucumber Salad is very simple and quick to make, and it works well at dinner parties, since the servings are small. Serve it as a side pickle or as…

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Blueberry and Basil Ice Cream

Blueberry and Basil Ice Cream Recipe
9 Aug

Happily, as soon as the summer blueberry crop is ready and the markets are flooded with fresh blueberries, it’s also time to begin harvesting basil. Blueberry and Basil Ice Cream? That’s right! This recipe was the result of our in-house cooking club official Basil Challenge. Kristin brought this in, and everyone loved it. Ingredients: 600mL…

Broccoli and Cheese Bites

Broccoli and Cheese Bites
9 Aug

These savoury morsels are made in a mini muffin tin, so the scale is easy to imagine. They make use of fresh garden broccoli — when it’s ready to pick you have to use it all quick! Broccoli and Cheese Bites will be a hit at summer parties, but they’re also nice in the cold…

Minced Chicken Salad with Fresh Herbs

Minced Chicken Salad with Fresh Herbs
9 Aug

Laab Gai is a traditional Thai minced chicken salad with fresh herbs. Thai cooks depend on the tropical herb phak phai (aka Vietnamese coriander or Persicaria odorata), but this recipe relies on a combination of Thai basil, cilantro, and mint. Culantro is another herb that fits perfectly in this recipe. The sharp tasting herbs balance…

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Lemon Lime and Basil Sugar Cookies

Lemon Lime and Basil Sugar Cookies
9 Aug

In high summer, when the basil crop is ready for harvest, drying and pesto production come to mind. But what about sweet basil treats? It might be surprising, but the strong flavour of basil, with its cinnamon undertones, combines nicely with citrus and sugar. In this form basil reveals part of its character that might…

Kohlrabi and Potato Cakes

Kohlrabi and Potato Cakes
30 Jul

When our kohlrabi is ready for harvest, it’s got to come out of the garden before it gets woody on the bottom. So we’re always keen for a variety of ways to use it. These Kohlrabi and Potato Cakes make a great appetizer, or a nice finger food for summer parties. Ingredients: 3 medium kohlrabi…

Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime

Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime
30 Jul

Kohlrabi salad with cilantro and lime is a refreshing and healthy summer salad made with kohlrabi, cilantro, lime, jalapeño and a citrus vinaigrette This tastes good the next day too. Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 2 medium kohlrabi, cut into matchsticks 1 head very thinly sliced fennel 1 tart (not sweet) apple, peeled and cut into chunks…

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Spicy Corn and Kohlrabi

Spicy Corn and Kohlrabi Recipe
20 Jul

The spicy corn and kohlrabi dish hails from northern India, but steps away from the typical, sauce-heavy curries. The sweetness from the corn is balanced perfectly by the chilies, salt, and lemon juice. It can be made less spicy by removing the seeds and pith from the chilies, or more spicy at the end by…

Kohlrabi and Potato Subji

Kohlrabi and Potato Subji Recipe
20 Jul

Kohlrabi and Potato Subji is a Punjabi vegetarian dish that makes an excellent vegetable side, but it’s rich and spicy enough to feature as a main course. It may even improve by cooking it the night before and reheating. We even liked it served cold. The mild and tender pieces of kohlrabi and potato are…

Classic Salsa Verde

Classic Salsa Verde Recipe
30 Apr

The blackened char of tomatillos and peppers adds so much depth of flavour to this classical Mexican salsa. Foodie puritans might achieve this over direct flame in the traditional manner, but the broiler works just as well. Enjoy this salsa with corn chips, or add it to nearly any Mexican dish. It’s perfect for parties…

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