In Scandinavia, fermented vegetables have been a part of people’s traditional food. The cold winters meant fresh and local produce become extremely sparse. And as temperatures drop to a negative in some countries here such as in Sweden and Norway, the North Germanics have since been keen with pickling and fermenting to preserve their food for longer. (more…)
They’re sweet, tangy, crunchy—pickles are simply awesome! They add that sharp surprise every time you bite into our barbecues and burgers. But there’s really more to pickles than good barbecue. And perhaps there’s no one else around who knows them more than Brisbane-based pickle expert Mikey Hilburger of Picklehead Pickles!
Dill pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi—we all love to eat them! They have that crunchy and refreshing qualities that make every barbecue, sandwich, or burger bite perfectly balanced. I like how their distinct tart flavour tickles the taste buds and whets the appetite. But what makes pickled food different from fermented ones?
Having a dehydrator in your kitchen makes it a cinch to create your own healthy snacks. There are heaps of fruits and veggies you can dry with your kitchen dehydrator. A huge benefit of dehydrated fruits and vegetables is that they have a long shelf life, as well as being lightweight which makes them perfect to store or take along to hikes and other outdoor activities. (more…)
Food going into landfill is a big problem in Australia. Food waste impacts on our environment, farmers, and economy. The Federal Government estimates that we are throwing away 20% of our weekly groceries, or one in every five bags of perfectly edible food. Essentially, we are throwing money down the drain and putting pressure on Australia’s environmental health. (more…)
Take a step away from the throw-away generation and preserve food in jars to enjoy at a later date. Preserving your summer fruit or turning food into jam and pickles not only makes goods last beyond their use by date, but also creates a delicious new addition to your cupboard. When preserving food in jars, sterilization is of the utmost importance. If jars and lids are not sterilized before use, the fruit will spoil in the jar and defeat the whole purpose of the exercise. Kitchen Warehouse, purveyor of all the preserving equipment you need, offers a guide to sterilizing your preserving jars to ensure sweet tasting jams and tangy pickles when you are ready to eat them.
Fruit preserves always offer a fantastic solution when you’ve got an extra supply of fruits at home that you cannot possibly consume within the coming days. There are plenty of fruit preserve variations that you can choose from, including chutneys, jams and conserves. Of course this will depend on the type of fruit/s you want to use or have been keeping at home.
Any Berry Jam
The Any Berry Jam Recipe is perfect for those times when you find yourself with an overload of excess berries and not enough time or people to consume them! Instead of letting all this delicious fruit go to waste, preserve them in a delicious jam recipe that tastes great with cheeses, on bread and even in cakes. Home made jam preserves make fantastic gifts too – thoughtful and delicious!