5g of viola petals (10g before separating from green stems) 1 cup boiling water 1 cup sugar Put petals in bowl. Cover with boiling water. Leave to steep for several hours or overnight. Strain liquid. Place bowl of liquid over saucepan… Continue Reading
Last one for today, I think. 180ml jar. Maldon sea salt – enough to almost fill jar. Zest of two lemons. Peeled with a zester. Or grated, I guess. Put salt and lemon zest onto tray lined with greaseproof paper.… Continue Reading
500 ml vodka. 3 lemons into 8ths. 1L jar. Dark place, keep turning every few days. Might become limoncello.
These are just like the salt preserved lemons, but in a smaller jar. Apparently they discolour round the edges when you preserve them in salt. I don’t even know if this is the right way to preserve limes. I seem… Continue Reading
So, lemons were on offer at Tesco. This is a large 1L jar. I stuck two tablespoons of salt in the bottom of the jar. Then I cut up a load of lemons into quarters – take the little nasty… Continue Reading
To me, having a vegetable garden and eating fresh produce is only part of the equation. The real joy comes in the winter when you can head down to the cellar, pick up a bottle or jar, and then cook… Continue Reading
So yesterday marked the first time we ate something from the garden that we’d grown ourselves. We harvested a few early Basil leaves from the windowsill that had grown from seed and proceeded to eat them with tomato and mozzarella… Continue Reading