In My Kitchen – June 2014

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In my kitchen:

Are some bread rolls I made with the stamps I bought last month whilst I was in Sydney.  I use a very basic baguette recipe with instant yeast but it makes fabulous rolls.  I don’t use bread flour.  Instead, I used special bakers quality plain flour I get from Kakulas Sister in Nollamara. Continue reading

Curing Olives – One way

Olive trees are everywhere in Perth, in people’ gardens, in parks and on street verges.  This time of the year, they are laden with olives and often they are not being picked.  I do not know why.  Foraging is a wonderful thing.  It is local food for the taking.  I am always thinking about food miles and food you have picked yourself has the least by far.  There are shortages of food all around the world and yet we, in rich countries, ignore fruit laden trees but will buy the same produce from half way round the world in supermarkets. Continue reading