uses for lemons 006: preserved lemons

The beautiful mix of flavours, colours, textures; the sumptuous delights of far off places; the hints of allure, history and splendour-I adore Middle Eastern food. And thus, I am enamoured with preserved lemons, which I make every year and use in vegetables, couscous and tagines. The salt softens the acidity of the lemon, it becomes something […]

Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

1/2 cup pomegranate molasses 1/3 cup orange juice 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 shallots 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon orange peel pinch of cayenne a flash of black pepper Bring to the boil and whisk occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins. Goes beautifully with a roast leg of lamb. Passed on to me […]

Peas Porridge Hot: Growing Your Own Baby Food

This morning gorgeously fat, juicy pea pods were growing up against the house. This afternoon they’re mush. It’s taken weeks to get her to eat anything but now the 6.5 month old bundle of sweetness has been chowing down on super fresh and organic peas. Serious satisfaction – I grew the kid, I grew the […]

Uses for lemons 003: Cleaning raw eggs

Does your favourite salad dressing call for raw egg but you’re a bit angsty because of the salmonella risk? Lemon power will save the day. Add 20ml of lemon juice per egg, stir gently and refrigerate the mix for 48 hours. You can store this mix in the freezer for up to 3 months. When […]