Quick Sauteed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are delicious and meaty if cooked simply. The Italian way of cooking them is quickly, so that the moisture is retained inside the mushrooms rather than adding any liquid to the pan which then causes them to release their moisture and poach in their own juice and become flat and unappetizing. This recipe uses fresh button mushrooms, garlic, fresh parsley and freshly ground black … Continue reading Quick Sauteed Mushrooms

Growing Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a close relative of onions, leeks and chives a popular ingredient in cooking due to its delicious taste though from ancient times, the main use of garlic was for its health giving and medicinal properties. Garlic is very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. Growth habits and planting needs Select a site that gets full sun. When choosing what garlic … Continue reading Growing Garlic

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are in season and this is a quick tasty way to cook them is a  great accompaniment to roasted meat. Prosciutto oven crisped, garlic and balsamic vinegar add flavour and texture to this dish. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ingredients: 500 g Brussels sprouts 150 g Prosciutto di Parma or Pancetta, chopped 3-4 cloves of garlic sliced, minced or whole as you wish Salt … Continue reading Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pickled Eggplant

Angie shared these truly delicious pickled eggplants and we couldn’t get enough! She has been kind enough to share her recipe with us and I hope you enjoy making some yourself with the last flush of eggplants from the garden. Pickled Eggplant Ingredients: 4 eggplants 2 cups of vinegar 2 cups of water dried oregano finely chopped garlic chillies (optional) Extra virgin olive oil Method: … Continue reading Pickled Eggplant

Roasted and Marinaded Banana Chillies

These sweet banana chillies are oven roasted to give them a smoky flavour and then marinaded in balsamic vinegar, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Roasted and Marinaded Banana Chillies Ingredients: 10 – 12 Banana Chillies 1/3 cup White Balsamic Vinegar (Balsum) or other white wine vinegar 1 1/2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped salt and ground black pepper … Continue reading Roasted and Marinaded Banana Chillies