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Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe
1 Sep

All kinds of pumpkins can be used to cook with to make this, our best pumpkin pie recipe. The best ones have the least interior fibre. We baked pumpkin pies after our 2018 squash trial using Galeux d’Eysines – and they were GOOD. Before you can use your pumpkin as an ingredient, it needs to be…

Fennel and Apple Marmalutney

Fennel and Apple Marmalutney Recipe
2 Aug

Too spicy to be a marmalade, and too sweet to be a chutney recipe, this mash up is a sweet and savoury relish or pickle that celebrates the flavour of bulb fennel. It is very easy to adjust the spice level by adding the chili flakes gradually to taste, or to omit them altogether. For…

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Chiltomate Salsa

Salsa de chiltomate yucateca receta
13 May

One of the most ubiquitous salsas of Yucatan state in Mexico, this fiery hot, slightly sour sauce is painfully addictive. Each region of Mexico has its own set of flavours, and the food of the Maya in Yucatan often features smokiness. In the state, tomatoes, tomatillos, and onions are often charred, right in the coals…

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Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary Emulsion

Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes Recipe
22 Apr

This is our new favourite way to roast root vegetables. Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes, or Potato a la Hasselbacken, are named after the Hasselbacken restaurant in Stockholm. This ingenious method gets flavour right into the vegetable and produces the most satisfying texture – crispy and golden on the outside, and brilliantly tender on the inside. This…

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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…