Duck or Chicken Liver Pate

Ingredients: 500g Duck or Chicken Livers 500g Onions 500g butter ¼ tsp Salt 1-2 tblsp fresh Sage or Thyme (or other favourite herbs e.g. basil, rosemary etc) 1-2 tblsp of port or brandy (or both!)  Optional: Pepper to taste Method: Sauté onions in half the quantity of...

Strawberry, Rhubarb & Vanilla Jam

We like to make this jam with some firm strawberries and some soft ones and with the rhubarb remaining intact rather than going to mush. Ingredients 750g Strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in half 750g Rhubarb, washed, chopped into 2-3cm pieces 1 Vanilla bean split...

Garden Parsley Pesto

This is a great base recipe for all sorts of herbs and leafy greens that are seasonally in the garden. Use silver beet to add a bit of bulk to the recipe if herbs are very strong or alternatively, are in short supply. Ingredients 50g bunch Parsley, leaves and stalks...

Lemon & Vanilla Marmalade

Ingredients 1 kg of Lemons (any you can glean from a backyard tree but Meyer is traditionally the variety used) 75ml lemon juice or homemade pectin About a 1kg white sugar or mix 50/50 brown or raw / white 1 vanilla bean Method Scrub the fruit then cut in half and...

Tomato Relish

This recipe is an old family favourite that is always a winner at our workshops. Makes about 1 litre, recipe is best doubled or trebled Ingredients 1.5 kg ripe Tomatoes 500 g onions 2 Tblsp Salt 2 cups Sugar 3 Tsps Curry powder ¼ Tsp Chilli powder 1 Tblsp Dry mustard...

Sauerkraut

This is a good recipe to get you started with sauerkraut making. Once you’ve mastered the method only your imagination is the limit to the possibilities of fermenting!  Ingredients 400g cabbage – red or green 1 tsp good quality salt Optional: Seasonings eg Caraway...

Kale Pesto

Try this recipe with parsley or a combination of kale and parsley. Ingredients 100g curly or Russian kale, ribs removed (The flavour of Cavolo nero is very strong so go for it if you’re a seasoned kale lover) 40g almonds 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 3 tblsp EV...

Kale Chips

Kale chips are a great snack, high in vitamin A & C, they have a distinctly earthy taste and melt in the mouth quality with a bit of chewiness at the end. Ingredients 1 bunch curly or Russian kale Salt flakes Olive oil (spray if available) Preparation method Wash...

Zucchini Pickles

Cut the zucchini into a size and shape that suits how you would like to eat them, rounds for on a biccie and cheese or long lengths for a sandwich. You could use cucumbers for this recipe too Ingredients to Pickle 1 kg zucchini, thinly sliced 2 small onions or 5...

Spiced Apple Chutney

This apple chutney has a tangy, sweet flavour which is perfect with a vintage cheddar or firm blue cheese. We make this regularly for the Complete Urban Farmer and it’s always a winner! Ingredients 500g onions, chopped 2kg apples, cored and chopped 250g...