Category Pickles

CHICKEN CURRY WITH YOGHURT, PICKLING SPICES AND PINK PEPPERCORNS

I’m not sure exactly what it is about Indian cuisine that I find so appealing. It’s intrinsically comforting for me due to my background – growing up with an Indian mother, my diet was heavy on the curries and chapatis, among a few other things. But my love for the stuff is more than just […]

RAW MANGO & TURMERIC PICKLE

Last month, I made a no-cook, fresh turmeric and ginger pickle.  The turmeric I’d brought home from the shop had given me a surprise once I started to peel it, as the flesh revealed wasn’t bright yellow, but a creamy off-white.  At this point I didn’t even know that such a thing as white turmeric existed, and […]

(A LITTLE BIT SAUCY) CHILLI, PEPPER & CHERRY TOMATO JAM

Saucy this chilli jam is, but not in a ‘suits you, sir’ kind of way.  Initially cooked on a boil, it spends most of the cooking process simmering, which gives a sticky, soft consistency, not too wet to spoon over crackers and cream cheese, but easy to loosen up with some rice vinegar and tamari to turn it into […]

FRESH TURMERIC, GINGER & CARROT PICKLE

A few weeks ago, we were wandering around a grocery shop, both tired and a bit vague, and found ourselves lingering in front of the shelf that housed the fresh turmeric.  I’m not sure that I’ve ever noticed it on display there before, and we were both a little bit intrigued, but it was one of those days when you […]

SPICED PICKLED QUINCE

I hope you all had a good weekend, whether working, playing, resting, drinking, eating, or any of the other possibilities.  It rained heavily here for most of yesterday, which gave us the perfect excuse to get cosy indoors with Judy Delpy, Bill Murray, and a spiced roast with lots and lots of sides.  And when an unexpected touch […]