Jelly, Jams and Spreads

Easy Chunky Fig Jam

Easy Chunky Fig Jam

What do you do when a friend brings over 31 kilograms (thats over 60 pounds!) of figs and says help! If you’re not a food blogger, you’d probably just start eating them one after another after another! Lucky for my friend from Goma Greens I had another delicious solution to […]

Yang Mei Sauce

Yang Mei Sauce

It’s Yang Mei season here in China which means you only have a few weeks to pick up a kilo or two of these delicious berries. Yang Mei, 杨梅 (yángméi) or Yumberry or Chinese Bayberry (there’s a lot of different names for it) is a small dark purple edible berry […]

15 Minute Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

15 Minute Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

Balsamic Strawberry Sauce was introduced to my life by none other than the Jack of All Trades, Molly. I think of myself as a pretty adventurous eater, so I had to try her sauce. My gosh it was so yummy! As I sat there eating my dessert, I found my […]

Classic Arabic Syrup

Classic Arabic Syrup

Arabic Syrup slightly thicker than regular simple syrup. In the Arabic version, the syrup should thicken enough that you have to lick your fingers clean after picking up a Baklava or Harissa. By using a ratio of 2:1, you’re guaranteed to have the nice and thick syrup, not to mention it’ll thicken faster.

Dragonfruit Jam

Dragonfruit Jam

Dragonfruit is in season and I couldn’t help but grab a couple when I was at the fruit market this week. Unfortunately it’s only me and my littlest nomad who likes dragonfruit. Which is a shame I know but it’s not like I can force feed them! Or could I….    But […]

Spiced Apple Syrup

Spiced Apple Syrup

   This was supposed to be a post for Apple Jelly, but the recipe did not quite work out as it should have. In the end the jelly never jelled so I was left with a slightly thick syrup. Being the notorious food hoarder that I am, there was no way […]

Easy Applesauce (no sugar added!)

Easy Applesauce (no sugar added!)

As you know I purchased 30kg of apples from Lili and Christina’s Green Basket. Today I busted through 10kg  making Apple Butter, Apple Sauce and a tasty Spiced Orange-Apple Jelly. It’s beyond me why company’s like Mott add sugar to a fruit that’s already beautifully sweet. My kids love those little […]

Dear Apple Butter, I Love You!

Dear Apple Butter, I Love You!

You know what I miss most about home? Picking apples at the local apple orchard. Nothing beats climbing trees and reaching for perfectly sweet apples, filling up basket after basket with different varieties of this versatile fruit and munching on warm apple donuts. (Mmmm.. Apple Fritters… Get ready for that […]

Buddha’s Hand Marmalade and Five Citrus Marmalade

Buddha’s Hand Marmalade and Five Citrus Marmalade

I found a very interesting fruit at the fruit market last week. It was bright yellow, had tendril fingers and smelled of delicious citrus. I little investigation and I discovered that the name of this fruit is Buddha’s Hand. A strange name indeed, but the fruit itself resembles a multi-fingered […]