Oils, Pestos and Dips

Popsie’s Banging Tomato Chutney

Whether I grow 1,2 or 5 tomato plants, at the end of the Summer season, I always have enough tomatoes for my whole neighbourhood, which luckily for me is a good thing.  Homegrown tomatoes (or any for that matter), especially freshly picked and full of the sun are the perfect ingredient for this sweet n easy chutney. This recipe belonged to my children’s grandfather, Popsie, who was a fab home cook and my best friend.

Oils, Pestos and Dips

Spicy Banana & Coconut Relish

Ooh have you got some over ripe bananas that are stinging your eyes OR do you have some waiting for a good idea in the freezer? Well, if yes, then this is the recipe for you?

Oils, Pestos and Dips

Smoked Walnut Dukkah

Every Autumn I have an abundance of walnuts & there’s nothing like a jar of freshly blended dukkah. I sprinkle this mix over soft cheese for platters, salads or hot pasta for flavour & texture.  As a marinade with oil over grilled fish or chicken. When roasting potatoes or veggies a spoonful over 5 minutes before I remove them from the oven. Otherwise, lovely with fresh bread and warm olive oil.

Oils, Pestos and Dips

Lemon Infused Olive Oil

Great as a dressing for a salad, drizzled over grilled fish or meats. In a marinade or stir fry. If I’m making a mousse filling for ravioli I use it sometimes instead of having the zest or the juice, which can often bleach the colour out of fresh herbs.