Don’t these look like the kind of apple that was Sleeping Beauty’s downfall! They are winesaps, one of 170 different heritage apples grown by Borrie Gartrell at Borodell on the slopes of Mount Canobalas in Orange. They are crisp and juicy and mildly flavoured, unlike the big fat green Bramleys that Borodell uses in its famous apple pie. Even if you can’t get Bramleys, try the apple pie! Continue reading
Chestnuts are not for the impatient. Those who want dinner in 15 minutes will need to find an alternative and I can’t quite think what would capture the chestnut’s mealy, nutty carb-y texture and also be ready in less time than it takes to drink the evening’s first glass of wine.
Is it a foodie sin to confess to using tinned chickpeas? People I respect, Yottam Ottolenghi for one, insist that cooking your own from scratch is the only way to truly appreciate the wonder of the chickpea. And yet…
Carrots are a vegetable bargain year-round. Buy firm and upstanding roots, store them out of plastic, loose in the crisper. Use them before they lose their internal fortitude and go limp and skuzzy.
The price of broccolini is pretty constant year-round, but for a brief window of peak supply in late summer/early autumn. So now’s the time to go mad for broccolini.