Part one introduces my thoughts on why only whole spices should grace your pantry and parts two, three and four feature the beginnings of my essential spice list. Part 5 concludes the Kitchen Playground essential spice list. Saffron threads At the Kitchen Playground, saffron is used a lot in Spanish cooking as well as appearing […]
Part one introduces my thoughts on why only whole spices should grace your pantry and parts two and three feature the beginnings of my essential spice list. Part 4, is more spicy goodness. You will notice I have included galangal and ginger which are technically rhizomes so neither herb nor spice and also lemon grass. […]
Part one of this discussion introduces my thoughts on why only whole spices should grace your pantry and part two features the beginning of my essential spice list. Part three is a continuation of the Kitchen Playground essential spice list. from top, left to right, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, garlic Cloves Powerful […]
So, we agreed in part one of my spice ramblings that whole spices are the key to increasing the flavour of our food. They are no more expensive, difficult to access or use. The only question remaining is which spices to keep on hand. Now for the Kitchen Playground must have spice list: from the […]
I love chilli and garlic oil. It’s brilliant to add a kick to cooking, dipping for dumplings, drizzling for soups. So many things taste better for a splash, drizzle or dunk of it. Like so many things it’s also a breeze to make in the thermomix and even though I use it a lot, one […]
The chez KP gang have just returned from our annual Easter camping trip. The preparation and the long drive always make me wonder if it is going to be worth the effort and yet it always is. The trick is, in my opinion, to do all the work before hand to allow for full scale […]
I love this soap becuse it was primarily made from the fat of the Christmas ham we were given. The rest of the fats were other assorted leftover cooking fats. So frugal. Makes me happy.
Sometimes I’m a little slow. I know that the smaller you make things before composting them, the quicker they decompose. So why did it only occur to me today to throw the compost stuff in the thermomix before throwing it in the bokashi bin?
Yep, that’s right you heard me. I’ve got the cure. I found it in an old recipe book. The Willow Housewife’s Handbook on Cookery, Fifth Edition, 1930. Can you believe the cure has been floating around that long and isn’t common knowledge yet? Crazy Cure for Cold Break 3 eggs, shells and all, and juice […]