Sauces and preserves

runner bean pickle recipe

Runner Bean Pickle

In Bakewell a couple of weeks ago I found Susan Slinn of Jammy Codgers  selling all kinds of interesting goodies, among them this pickle. I think it’s almost th...
tomato salsa recipe

Difference-making Tomato Salsa

When my son was about fifteen we travelled to Cuba to brush up our Spanish and gawp at the cars (see Cuban tomato mojo). We also decided we should learn how to ...
quince in syrup recipe

How To Stew Quince In Syrup

"Quince is famous for its heavy, sensual perfume, which at autumn farmers' markets hangs as thickly in the air as Dior's Poison on the platforms of London under...
basil oil recipe

How To Make Basil Oil

Basil oil is useful for all kinds of recipes to give a summery, fresh taste. You can drizzle it onto tomato soup, pea soup or pizza; you can drape over an insal...
rhubarb compote recipe

Joanne’s Rhubarb Compôte

If you are making the in-the-pink zabaglione cake and you can't find ready-made rhubarb compôte, this is how to make it.   Recipe for Joanne's rhubarb ...
middle-eastern saffron sauce

Middle-eastern Saffron Sauce

Serve this beautiful, Naples-yellow yoghurt sauce with all kinds of roasted vegetables. It's particularly good with aubergine. To roast the aubergine, get your ...