I spoke about the joys of having a citrus tree in the garden a few posts back. As mentioned, knowing that my trees have not been treated with any form of chemical solutions means that I feel more comfortable in using the orange peel for a variety of uses. This time around, I make a small batch of marmalade that is a double bonus – a most wonderfully aromatic household incense whilst cooking and a perfect one-jar breakfast spread that happens to make a wonderful gift.
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Having citrus trees in your garden is a boon for far more than the availability of fresh fruit. Knowing that my trees have not been treated with any form of herbi- or pesti- cide solutions means that I feel more comfortable in using the orange peel for a variety of uses. In this case, making a delicious vinegar that is just at home on a leafy summer salad as it is sprucing up the house when added to hot water and used to clean up the kitchen bench.
Raw Cacao, Ox Cheeks, Pork Rack, jointed wild Rabbit, Spatchcock, lamb leg, sashimi grade tuna, some pods of dried mexican chillis and a block of mexican chocolate are amongst the bounty of fresh australian produce that are teasing me this week.
My mind has gone on a number of wonka style adventures with these ingredients since they arrived yesterday.
As much as I am a stickler for wanting to do things “right” and “from scratch” as much as possible … sometimes, you just don’t have a smoking hut or even one of them smoking BBQ setups.
Hell, even if you did, you probably wouldn’t have the time to sit there and set up a 3 day cold smoking of a bacon hock for your cabbage soup. Continue reading