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By: Alecia Wood | July 18, 2013 The cooler months bring a bounty of quince, that golden yellow fruit typically served as a paste to accompany cheese platters. “I love that I can use them for both savoury and sweet dishes,” says Matt Rothman, owner of artisanal preserve business Hands Lane. The Sydney-based company started just two years ago, now supplying a range of local specialty cafés with their tomato chutney, Seville orange marmalade, apricot and almond jam and mixed berry jam. While working at Sydney’s Single Origin Roasters café, Rothman started creating his own preserves in the kitchen by the rear laneway – hence Hands Lane was born. His focus on locally sourced, seasonal produce informs his range of products, made in single batches once a year when the produce is at its peak. His background in hospitality created an interest in using coffee and tea in foods in unexpected ways.

Hands Lane’s Quince & Chamomile Jam Scrub the fuzz off the fruit under a cool, running tap. By: Alecia Wood | August 15, 2013 “We've been experimenting with rhubarb in all sorts of ways since it came into season, and we’re loving the results,” says The Jam Bandits creative director Alex Paduano. Paduano and culinary director Kate Schlunke create their hand-made, all-natural jams at home in their spare time – by day, he’s an architect and she’s an art teacher. “Everything just snowballed from there,” says Paduano of their first time as vendors at Sydney’s Surry Hills Market, where they now sell their preserves regularly. They now make a range of flavours, currently including mixed berry and lavender, orange and ginger marmalade, chilli and tomato chutney, and salted caramel sauce. This time of year, it’s all about rhubarb. The Jam Bandits’ Rhubarb & Ginger Jam 1kg rhubarb, washed and chopped into 2cm pieces850g sugar50ml of waterjuice and zest of 1 lemon6cm piece of ginger, finely chopped Mix all the ingredients well and place over a high heat.

Cheesecake Archives. PHILLY Bavarian Apple Torte Recipe. PHILLY Chocolate Turtles® Cheesecake Recipe. Apt. 2B Baking Co. Tahitian Lime Mousse Shooters. This is the second month I am participating in the “Secret recipe club” and I LOVE it! It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and in turn someone else will be assigned your blog. All you have to do is choose a recipe, make it and blog about it on the specified date. The only rule is to keep it a secret! If you are interested in learning more, or want to join the club, please visit the Secret recipe club website. The blog I got assigned this month is Teri’s The Freshman Cook. She is actually a professional chef and is writing this blog for a beginner cook, which is great. Her passion for cooking and for teaching what she has learnt through the years permeates her blog and I really love that.

I also want to thank Angie from Big Bear’s Wife who is my group’s hostess for all her help!!! Recipe adapted from Teri at The Freshman Cook Then whip ½ cup of the cream until stiff peaks appear. Gently combine it to the above lime mixture. 10 Best Apple Puree Dessert Recipes. More Recipes 1.1k 2.4k. How to make key lime pie. What is key lime pie? This classic American dessert comes to us from the Florida keys, where it is made with the signature key limes, a small variety that is very hard to source out of the area. Key limes are known for their extra tart flavour and yellow colour, that give the pie a lemon looking appearance. A classic key lime pie is topped with plenty of billowy meringue which is then lightly toasted, making it very similar to a lemon meringue pie. It's easy to argue that without key limes there can be no key lime pie, but we believe this recipe is equally as delicious with the common Tahitian lime found in Australia. What you'll need While the traditional recipe is topped with meringue, this recipe uses whipped cream to compliment the flavour of the sweeter limes that are readily available in Australian supermarkets.

Step 1 Preheat the oven to 170°C. Step 2 Step 3 In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, condensed milk, lime juice and rind until smooth. Step 4 Step 5 Serve it with… Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies - Like Mother Like dauhgter. Do you ever feel bad eating sweet upon sweet upon sweet, and think about how much butter and sugar you just added to your body? Maybe you don’t struggle with this problem as much as I do. But as someone who is addicted to candy and desserts sometimes I feel just a little guilty about what I am putting into my body. If you have these struggles sometimes too, then this is the perfect recipe for you. (I’m not claiming that these cookies are low in fat because I’m not a nutritionist – but instead of butter or lots of oil we use apple sauce!) *I was provided with a sample pack of Wacky Apple Products for me to review.

All opinions are my own. Wacky Apple Company is based in Colorado and they have dedicated themselves to getting delicious and healthy apple snacks into the hands of children. I was able to try out a few of their products out. Their products can be purchased in any UT Whole Foods store. Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies Enjoy!