Making preserves at home is a rewarding hobby, not to mention very addictive. And while seasonal produce is best for preserving, having good jars on hand is also a must. In this guest post, Cornersmith founder and owner Alex Elliot-Howery shares why choosing high-quality equipment is important when preserving food.(more…)
Red, tomato-based and incredibly savoury. You may mistake this for Mexican salsa, but this Indian staple relish is not your average taco pairing. This spicy tomato chutney is a brilliant side dish and dip for your Christmas cheese platters and cold meats, sandwiches, and even BBQs. It lasts for ages in storage and makes a great addition to your list of edible gift ideas this holiday season. (more…)
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.