Pickled Beans

These Pickled Beans is a fantastic recipe that you make by the jar and perfect if you are just wanting a small batch. A few weeks back I received a few crates of gorgeous green beans at work. The first of many shipments in the coming year. During my coffee break, of which I am the…

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Sun Gold Kiwi Jam

This Sun Gold Kiwi Jam features the best of the season. Tropical Flavours My favourite fruit is anything tropical. There is something to be said about the rich sweetness that you find in a kiwi, mango, pineapple or passion fruit. I was very excited to create something spectacular when a call out from the team over at Zespri…

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Canned Smoked Whitefish

Canned Smoked Whitefish is a spectacular way to preserve this seasons catch. This is a topic close to my heart that started in an effort to preserve the biggest harvest I ever had from my garden. It was the summer of 2001 and I had a 4000 square foot garden over flowing with fruits and…

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Homemade Gherkins

Homemade Gherkins are easy to make, they sweet and tangy baby pickles that are fermented then canned. Plan Ahead  The entire process takes 6 days but only take a few minutes of work each day. They start off with a salt water soak for 2 days. Then they soak in a pickling spice infused vinegar,…

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Chive Blossom Vinegar

Chive Blossom Vinegar is inexpensive and easy to make and is an impressive flavoured vinegar that will become a staple in your kitchen. When I moved up north the yard I ended up with was in dire need of much love and tlc. It truly required a complete redo from the trees and shrubs right down to the lawn. Everything…

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Salsa

This salsa using garden fresh tomatoes, peppers and beautiful spices has incredible flavour. It was the summer of bumper crops in the Nutmeg Disrupted gardens. By gardens,  I mean flower beds and numerous containers. The “garden garden” was covered with grass a few years back because of time constraints with work and travel. My First…

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