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November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

 

If you have seen us at the Markets recently, you’ll already know the ‘news’ that our Spicy Riberry Chutney is bigger and better than ever!  It’s now selling in the new, bigger 210g size jar and it’s even easier to enjoy to the very end thanks to its wider ‘mouth’.  (And Riberry now matches our Rainforest Lime & Mango Chutney that ‘swapped’ jars earlier in the year!)

 

So how will you be enjoying our very special Chutneys?  The spicy, almost ‘Christmas’ flavour of the Spicy Riberry Chutney makes it a favourite for this time of the year.  Think of our native Riberry as the Australian answer to cranberries and our Chutney as the perfect Oz cranberry relish/sauce and plate it up with your holiday turkey and lamb.

 

Here are our top 4 ways to enjoy our Spicy Riberry Chutney! 

  • Add a ‘smear’ to a sandwich to liven up the flavour. Our Spicy Riberry Chutney is beautiful on Turkey and Brie (instead of cranberry jelly). As a child I loved Cream Cheese & Jelly sandwiches, but my adult tastebuds prefer something ‘less sweet’ and Chutney fits the bill.  This relish is also the perfect topping for a Bacon & Egg Roll.    (Boxing Day brekkie menu idea?)

 

  • Chutney Cocktails take over where jamtini’s leave off. Less sweet and more flavoursome, they’re the perfect when you want a ‘spice with a touch of sweet’ cocktails. Our favourite is the Oz Red Snapper. This Bloody Mary variation was made for brunch!

 

  • Add a spoonful of Chutney to the pan juices of your next roast to give your gravy a totally new dimension. Chutney is made with vinegar, which is often used to deglaze roasting pans, and our unique spice blends will compliment your roast’s flavours. (Swish the pan juices around in the jar to make sure you don’t waste anything.)

 

  • Bake a cake!  It may be an unusual ingredient but it tastes fantastic. Recipes have added jam for ages (remember Nigella’s Marmalade Cake?) so this is a ‘less sweet, more spice’ variation. Our Chocolate Chutney Cake is flavoured with our Spicy Riberry Chutney and it’s cinnamon, clove-like ‘notes’ are perfect for the holiday season.   (And since we start with a cake mix this cake is super easy & quick.)

Which one is your favourite?

CC Spicy Riberry Chutney and Rainforest Lime & Mango Chutney (210g)

(PS - We’re keeping our Chutney prices at the same $15. /jar and our Chutney Duos @ $20 until early 2019.) 

Want more Chutney ideas?  Click here for some other favourite recipe ‘hacks’!

Tagged: Australian native foods, Cake, cheese, Christmas, Chutney, chutney cake, cocktails, easy, Easy Entertaining, Holiday, Quick & Easy, Riberry, Spicy Riberry Chutney

MMMS = 3MS

September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Spring (officially YES, weatherwise NO)!

In honour of the season (let’s think positive) here’s our latest cocktail creation. Super easy to make with only four ingredients and a nice, light flavour that’s not too sweet or alcoholic, just thirst-quenching. Refreshing and even beautiful to look at, you’ll be enjoying the 3MS for the next six months and beyond!

We weren’t sure what to call it so in honour of its components  we named it (for now at least) the:

MMMS = 3MS 

Moonshine, Midori, Winter Melon Tea

& Rainforest Lime Shrub

 

Ingredients:

30ml   Crazy Uncle Moonshine (Whipper Snapper)

15ml   Midori

15ml   Rainforest Lime Shrub

45ml   (approx.) Winter Melon Tea (Yeo’s)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine Moonshine, Midori and Rainforest Lime Shrub in cocktail shaker and shake to mix.
  2. Strain into glass with ice.
  3. Top with Winter Melon Tea and stir to mix.

 

Beyond politics we also like the fact that the 3MS flavours are multi-cultural.

  • Moonshine is traditionally an American spirit. Our Crazy Uncle is from the Whipper Snapper Distillery in WA with a unique and very personal history.
  • Midori is a melon flavoured Japanese liqueur with a disco heritage.
  • Our Rainforest Lime Shrub which is based on a historical American recipe is made from indigenous Australian fruits.
  • The mixer is Winter Melon Tea is a popular Asian beverage and ideal for Australian summers.

If only life could be more like our cocktails!

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Tagged: 3MS, Australian native foods, cocktails, Crazy Uncle Moonshine, Easy Entertaining, Midori, Quick & Easy, Rainforest Lime Shrub, Whipper Snapper Distillery, Winter Melon Tea

‘The’ Perfect Marinade

August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Want to add quick and easy flavour to your meals? Here’s a very simple, taste booster that’s a favourite on fish and chicken and it works for both grilling and roasting methods. What’s the secret ingredient? Our very own Rainforest Lime Shrub!

 

Combine equal parts of:

Soy Sauce = ‘salty’ element and heightened flavour

Olive Oil = moistness

Rainforest Lime Shrub = slightly sweet and tart flavours

 

How much should you make? A simple rule is: 1 tablespoon of each ingredient for each piece of ‘meat’ plus one for the pan. This will make enough marinade to prevent your food drying out while cooking. You can then decide on using ‘as much or as little’ of the pan ‘juices’ as you want on the finished plated dish.

 

  1. Add your 3 ingredients to a jar/bottle and shake to mix.
  2. Pour over your ‘meat/fish’ and let it stand for as much time as available. (This does not need to marinate for any special length of time. Just prepare and leave until you’re ready to cook.)
  3. Before cooking dust the meat with your favourite herbs for added seasoning (optional).
  4. If roasting just put the whole pan into the oven and cook as required. (Grilling? Just cook as usual on the grill.)

 

This was last night’s salmon dinner in 5 VERY Easy Steps

 

#1 Our 3 marinade ingredients.

CC Marinade ingredients

The mixture - Equal parts: Soy Sauce, Rainforest Lime Shrub and Olive Oil.  Shake to combine.

 

CC Marinade mix (Rainforest Lime Shrub + Soy Sauce and Olive Oil)

 

 

    #2 Here’s the salmon ‘au natural’.     

#3 Here it is with the marinade and ready for the final ‘spice sprinkle’.                 

 

   #4 Ready for the oven.

 

Bon Appetite and plate up!

#5 Voila!  Salmon flavoured with our Perfect Marinade plus (instant) Couscous and sautéed Broccolini. (Ready in under 20 minutes!)

Tagged: chicken, Easy Entertaining, grill, main course, marinade, olive oil, Quick & Easy, Rainforest Lime Shrub, roast, salmon, soy sauce

Man does not live by drink alone!

June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

 We know that the 'atmosphere' of a room is as important as the furnishings and one of the quickest and easiest ways to add atmosphere is with beautiful flowers.

It’s always a treat to go to the markets and pick up a glorious flower arrangement.  Carriageworks Farmers Market has a great florist, Mayfarm Flowers, with equally great prices.

Our favourite Mayfarm treat is their native bunch which is priced at under $25.

The flowers are beautiful and have a rustic, non-complicated style.   One of the best things about the Mayfarm native bunch is that they stay fresh for sooo long!  (They normally last over 10 days.)  And there is such an assortment of individual flowers in the group that it’s a ‘no brainer’ to work out an ‘arrangement’.  Here’s a bunch that we picked up recently.

Mayfair Flowers native bouquet

Want more direction for your arrangements?  Here are a few easy and quick tips for creating your personal floral masterpiece. https://goo.gl/QXdgNl

Have fun!

Tagged: Australian native flowers, Carriageworks Market, Flowers, Mayfarm Flowers, Quick & Easy