Bechamel is a classic French sauce made from butter, flour, and milk, stock or wine, made to compliment the foods they are served with. Sauce Bechamel, a gorgeous creamy sauce, has a number of traditional variations. In addition (and every French person might turn in their grave over this) it is very common in parts…
You think that you love Sriracha? I am sure that you have not tried Harissa yet. Harissa is a well-known hot sauce from the North African and Middle Eastern parts of this world. It is tangy hot, but tempered by the sweet red peppers, roasted for intensity of flavour. This aromatic and spicy chilli paste can…
Isn’t it great that there are lots of ways to mush things together and the results taste spectacular? Soups, for example, smoothies, combination juices. The wonderful pesto and hummus. The wonderful mushing together of pastes, oils, nuts, seeds, cheeses, yoghurts, creams, fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables make for an endless variety of goodies. Even lentils…
Pesto is pretty good, no? Sweet basil with pine nuts, garlic and parmesan, it is so easy but so jolly good. I make it and put it in the freezer, so after late nights at work I can whip up a plate of pasta, dress it with pesto and throw in some halved cherry tomatoes….
Now is the time to be freezing the last of Summer produce so that you can continue to use them in winter. We adore all sorts of pastes and purees suitable for freezing that we can drop into Winter stews, coat Wintery pasta dishes, bubble in Winter Soups and chop into all sorts of dishes….
Pomarola is one of the corner stones of Italian cooking is tomato sauce. This is a simple recipe that can be used as it is or can be added to when needed. It is important to use fresh and ripe tomatoes. Make a lot and freeze it for Winter. This recipe was given to me…
In Autumn, tomatoes are cheap and great quality, often more flavorsome than Summer tomatoes. Locally I can buy large bags of them very cheaply. It is a perfect time to freeze tomatoes for use during winter.
So old fashioned, fresh horseradish. I do hope that you can find some, or grow your own. This sauce or spread is so gorgeous when made at home.
This is a gorgeously herby tomato sauce with an Italian swagger.
Pesto is one of those essentials, a perennial item in the fridge. Learn to play with it to vary textures and tastes.
A lot of playing with a little bit of guacamole.
A spur of the moment dish that turned out to be a winner.
Use this for any noodle dish or tofu dish, or for anything that you would like a dipping sauce for.
Capsicums are so versatile. Do you make soups or sauces from grilled red peppers? It is worth it!
While Basil is the traditional ingredient for pesto, it can be made from a range of ingredients. Try it out with Coriander. And because pine nuts are so expensive at the moment, try it with cashews or hazelnuts.
I haven’t made Sweet Chilli Sauce in a long time. It’s a pity, because it’s a simple & easy sauce that can be used in a million ways – with noodles or over veg, in a stirfry or as a condiment in a sandwich, add some to pasta sauce, spread over grilled tofu or haloumi…..