Spicy Tomato Chutney Recipe

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. Continue reading “Spicy Tomato Chutney Recipe”

Nordic Fermented Vegetables Recipe

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. Continue reading “Nordic Fermented Vegetables Recipe”

Pickling vs Fermenting: What’s the Difference?

Pickling vs Fermenting

Dill pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi—we all love to eat them! But what makes pickled food different from fermented ones? It is quite interesting to learn how both processes are done and what sets them apart. In a nutshell, pickled foods get their sourness from the addition of an acidic liquid. Fermentation, on the other hand, makes food sour through bacterial reaction. Read this simple pickling vs fermenting guide and learn the key characteristics of these two preservation techniques.

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Top 8 Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables

Top 8 dehydrated fruits and vegetables

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. Continue reading “Top 8 Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables”

How to Reduce Your Food Waste and Save Money

How to reduce food waste by Leftover Lovers

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. Continue reading “How to Reduce Your Food Waste and Save Money”

How to Sterilize and Seal your Jars for Preserving

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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.
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