All posts tagged: fruit

poached pear with vanilla and cinnamon

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Sweets
apples and pears

I just adore pears. Cute butt shapes and so many ways to prepare them. They are delicious with game, paired with elderberries and quinces for jam , poached or simply eaten out of hand. My pear tree had very little water and a lot of sun this summer and proudly presented me with seven (wow!) ripe pears. Here’s the recipe how I poached them with some lovely spices for my birthday lunch. poached pear with vanilla […]

delicious mess of tomatoes, peaches and goat cheese

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Lunch / Salads
peaches and tomatoes

delicious mess of tomatoes, peaches and goat cheese tomatoes and peaches in equal amounts, quartered or chopped 1/2 onion, white or red, finely sliced fresh goat cheese basil leaves balsamic vinegar native olive oil a spoonful of honey salt and freshly ground pepper In a bowl mix the olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and peaches, top with the onions and the crumbled goat cheese. Mix gently before serving. Top with basil […]

tarocco oranges with beetroot, red onions and cilantro

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Salads
tarocco oranges with beetroot

At the foot of the Etna grow the best oranges in the world, Tarocco, Moro and Navel. The Tarocco is a half-blood orange, juicy and delicate, with a balanced sugar/acid ratio and a very aromatic flesh. It’s called half-blood because the fruit flesh isn’t as red as the other blood oranges. The colour is influenced by the temperature fluctuations in the night, because all blood oranges need night frost to develop their beautiful red colour. […]

upside-down plum cake

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Breakfast / Cakes + Cookies / Sweets
upside down plum cake

This upside down cake is perfect to use up the last bit of summer fruit.  We ate it for breakfast on my daughter’s birthday. Here’s how to make upside-down plum cake 500g plums, pitted and cut into wedges 150g butter (3 tablespoons for the base layer, rest for the batter) 3 tablespoons brown sugar (I used muscobado) 100g sugar 2 pinches of sea salt 2 eggs 120 ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking […]

clafoutis tart with raspberries

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Cakes + Cookies / Sweets
summer tart

tarte-clafoutis aux framboises 300g tart dough with almonds 300g raspberries (and a few gooseberries) 2 eggs 4 egg yolks 100g sugar 60g almond flour 60g flour 200ml milk 400g crème fraîche 1 vanilla pod, scraped Preheat oven to 150°. Roll out the dough and fit it into the base and up the sides of your tart pan. for the clafoutis: In a bowl beat the eggs, egg yolks and the sugar. Add the flour and […]

gooseberry relish

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Breakfast / Jams + Preserves / Snacks / Sweets
gooseberry relish

gooseberry relish (by Yotam Ottolenghi) 750g gooseberries or plums 180g  sugar 1/2 orange (rind shaved in strips) 10g fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks 1 cinnamon stick Place the gooseberries, the sugar, the orange rind, ginger and cinnamon in a sauce pan and cook on medium-low heat for roughly 30 minutes, until a semi thick compote consistency has formed. Set aside to cool.   Enjoy with pancakes or waffles and whipped cream!

peach and lavender tart

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Cakes + Cookies / Sweets

peach and lavender tart 4-6 peaches, stones removed and sliced 1-2 teaspoons lavender, fresh or dried for the dough: 250g tart dough with almonds for the icing: 50g icing sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Preheat oven to 190C. Roll out the dough and fit it into the base and up the sides of your tart pan. Arrange the peach slices in a fan shape, slightly overlapping. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the […]

raspberry kanten with Greek yoghurt, braised bananas and roasted pine nuts

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Breakfast / Sweets

.. Kanten contains a sea vegetable called agar agar, which turns liquid into jelly. This works well with any kind of berry or combination of berries. raspberry kanten (adapted from the kind diet by Alicia Silverstone) serves 4-6 2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen and thawed 4 cups apple or quince juice 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice pinch of sea salt 3 tablespoons agar agar a few drops ginger juice ( grate a piece of […]

anti-inflammatory blend + rainbow remedy

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Drinks

anti-inflammatory blend 1/4 pineapple (medium size) 1 pear 1 lime 3cm raw ginger 1/4 cucumber 1/2 stalk celery 1 broccoli or cauliflower 1/2 avocado 1 handful ice Juice the pineapple, pear,lime, ginger, cucumber, celery and broccoli. Add the avocado flesh and ice to the blender, pour in the extracted juice and blend until smooth. Eating refined carbohydrates, sugars and dairy tends to raise inflammatory markers for most people and most disease in the body is […]

quince leather / Quittenbrot / dulce de membrillo

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fruitleather (5 von 5)

Once the quince was sacred to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. In the garden of Hesperides it was called the Fruit of Paradise. Quinces have a soft and furry coat. They are intensely fragrant and have no artificial substitute. They can’t be eaten raw and to handle them you need patience and a good knife. When cooked they change flour from yellow to dark orange. Quinces make a wonderful jelly because they contain plenty of natural pectin. […]