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Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemon is a common component in North African cuisine. Preserving them takes the tartness out of them while enhancing the actual lemon flavour. They are great in tagines, stews, fish dishes and sauces. Once preserved, it’s the peel which is used, but I find the ‘meat’ and also the pickling liquid lovely to use &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

James Staniland

Ferment it

Fermentation, pickling and preserving have become a recent obsession of mine, and those who have come to the wandering kitchen pop-up dinners have seen how it is always present in my dishes. It offers the chance to capture the season you are in, by preserving and using seasonal produce at its best. Fermentation, pickling and &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

James Staniland

Wham bam time for jam

With a glut of local pomegranates and prickly pears at this time of the year, carry the tastes of late summer fruits into autumn and try your hand at some home-made jams and jellies. Perfect to spoon over hot buttered toast, yoghurt, overnight oats, cereals, pancakes and crepes for a quick and delicious breakfast. Cooking &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>


Preserving Artichoke hearts

Serves 6 – 8 as part of a shared platter Prep time 60 mins Ingredients 6 artichokes 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 small onion (minced) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 200ml white wine Salt ½ tsp. nutmeg Juice of 1 lemon Method Prepare a bowl large enough to hold the cleaned hearts. Pour in the lemon &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Ljuana Xuereb

Making preserved Lemon mayonnaise

Makes one small jar Prep time 15 mins Ingredients 1 egg yolk ½ tsp. dijon mustard 1 small garlic clove – crushed 1½ tsp. white wine vinegar ½ tsp. castor sugar 30g preserved lemon (flesh and skin, seeds removed) 75ml sunflower oil Method Put all the ingredients except the oil in a small food processor &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Ljuana Xuereb

Cure it, smoke it & keep it.

&amp; how to Cure food without a smoker. Cure it, smoke it &amp; keep it. Preserving the harvest and storing food for the winter months has always been an intrinsic part of survival and while no longer necessary as a survival tool, there is something special about opening jars of produce and serving them to &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Ljuana Xuereb

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