July 2015 archive

ricotta-recipe-feature

Miss Muffet’s Ricotta

When Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, you can bet your bottom dollar that her curds and whey were still warm from her hands on Nonnas’ freshly made pot. That silly spider didn’t frighten her away; she was already on high alert because she’d snuck her warm bowl of curds from the pot and […] Read more…

quince

The Sensual Quince

The romantic legend of the quince goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Because apples were unknown in the ancient world, a quince might well have tempted Eve, and the golden apples of the Hesperides, given to Aphrodite by Paris of Troy, were probably quinces too. This sensual fruit has a Chanel […] Read more…

strawberry & apple jam

It started with Jam

The smell of simmering jam in my memory is all pervading. When I close my eyes and inhale deeply, I see an old wood fired stove, nestled in the heart of our home in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It has been polished to its’ blackest perfection. The big copper urn atop, constantly on a […] Read more…

goat

The Delicious Goat

Goat meat, (Chevon if your french or Capretto in Italian), is the most widely eaten meat in the world and Australia is its’ largest exporter. I’m not kidding! That being said, this delicious meat is incredibly underused by everyday Australians because of a perception that it’s pungent and gamey. The flavour is actually mild, with the […] Read more…

stinky pantry

The Stinky Pantry – A Fermented Foods Obsession

A passionate Chef turned up for a position in The Jam Pantry’s kitchen. He was all about fermented foods, creating tasty morsels of fun and had a particularly good sense of humour. Needless to say he got the job. Drew McKenzie is a Funky Nanna with an obsession for fermenting. He’s currently playing with mint essence; as you do! […] Read more…