Marinara Sauce

I truly believe that marinara sauce is one of those things you should always have in the house. It is so versatile. You can use it straight up with some wholemeal pasta, throw a few meatballs or prawns in it, or fry up some minced beef and it makes a good bolognaise or lasagne sauce….

Tomato Jam

I know right? Jam made from tomatoes! What will they think of next? The problem with growing your own fruit and veg is that often you will have a glut of one thing, and then have to think of many creative ways to use it or preserve it. I have 11 varieties of tomato in…

New to sauces

New To Sauces

Contents Making a Roux Roux Ready Reckoner Basic Recipes Basic Kit Tips & Tricks Making a Roux The building blocks for a good sauce is a roux. A roux is made by cooking flour with an equal weight of fat. It is a thickener for three ‘mother’ sauces from classic french cooking, béchamel, velouté, and…

tangy barbecue sauce

14 Spice Dry Rub and Barbecue Sauce

I know what you are thinking – it’s far too cold for barbecue. Don’t worry, this is all the indoors kinda barbecue – helped along by a heady 14 spice dry rub, and a tangy barbecue sauce and liquid smoke. Liquid Smoke is a product that should not exist. How can one have smoke that…