3 Easy Steps For Making A Plum Sauce Recipe

Plums are in season, so let’s make the most of them. Chinese duck in plum sauce anyone?

My sister lives in Canberra with her husband, three children and a cat. She is also the lucky owner of two plum trees. I was fortunate enough to take delivery of a bag of organic plums from her trees. So, after eating quite a few, I decided not to let them go to waste, but to make my own plum sauce.

Plum sauce has a variety of savoury uses – with roast meats, Chinese style as a dipping sauce, with roast duck, or as a marinade. This sauce is best left for a couple of weeks before using. It will gradually become a bit darker over time and will keep for up to 2 years.

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A Fast To Make (and Eat!) Plum Flaugnarde Recipe

A fast dessert using everyday ingredients I know you’ll have in your fridge.

A clafoutis (pronounced Clah-foo-tee) is a classic French dessert using cherries and an eggy batter. When you replace the cherries with another fruit, the name of the dessert changes from a clafoutis to a flaugnarde (pronounced Floohn-yard) .  I had some plums given to me by my sister and decided to use them in a plum flaugnarde.

It may be a difficult name to pronounce, but it’s not a difficult dessert to prepare. The plums add a subtle tartness which works beautifully with the sweet egg custard. If you don’t have plums don’t despair. This can be adapted to use other stone fruit, or even berries.

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Nutritious Roasted Beetroot Dip in 3 Simple Steps

When nutritious beetroot is bountiful in your garden…. get roasting!

The beetroot in my vegetable garden is ready for harvest. It’s been slowly growing away without much care on my behalf. Beetroot isn’t just fabulous in hamburgers – its sweet, earthy taste is also great in tarts and salads.  It can be eaten raw, but I prefer to roast it and let all those delicious sugars caramelise.

I had some roasted beetroots left over from dinner the night before, so I decided to use them in a quick and nutritious dip.  The colour is so vibrant, you just know it must be good for you! Perfect to share with friends.

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