10 September 2010

Borlotti and Sage Dip

This savoury recipe can be served as a dip with toasted pita bread wedges or used as a spread for sandwiches. The beans can be mashed to a smooth texture or left a bit chunky according to personal preference.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins


Ingredients:

Directions:


  1. Mash the Borlotti beans, adding olive oil half way through the process.
  2. Add the sesame oil, sage, and semi-dried tomatoes and mix thoroughly.

7 September 2010

Thyme Oil

This oil is very simple. Drizzle over roasting pumpkin and potatoes, or use a spoonful with butter or oil when frying mushrooms. It is also good with bacon or used in salads, soups and stews. Thyme Oil can be used soon after making it, but the flavour fully develops over a few days until it is quite strong. If you want a milder flavour, use twice as much oil or half as much herb. Keeps for around three weeks.


Makes 1/2 cup

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins


Ingredients:


Directions:

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins

  1. Chop the thyme.
  2. Combine thyme and oil in a glass jar and seal.

3 September 2010

Tuna Patties

These patties are delicious on top of salad greens and drizzled with some Kewpie mayonnaise, or in a burger. I made them for the first time without measuring, so I've guessed the amounts. Feel free to adjust to taste!

serves 4

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins


Ingredients:


Directions:


  1. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Form into patties (if the mixture is too runny, add extra crumbs. If too dry, add an extra egg or a little water).
  3. Fry until golden brown on each side.