Eggplant Terrine with Tomato Coulis

Serves: 6–8 as a starter or 4 as a main | Prep: 15 minutes COOK: 1 hour 25 minutes Prized for its dense, hearty and silky smooth texture, eggplant is incredibly versatile and is a great carrier of many different flavours. Eggplant and tomatoes are the best of mates. Here, I’ve made the eggplant shine […]


Tomato Time!

The Manning Community News is awash in tomatoes. Here’s an old fashioned recipe from grandmother’s Common Sense Cookery book. Tomato Relish 1.5kg ripe tomatoes 1 tablespoon curry powder Pinch cayenne 500g onions 1 tablespoon dry mustard 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon salt 2 ½ cups vinegar 1 tablespoon flour. Cut up ripe tomatoes and drain. […]


Apple and Berry Crumble

Pete Evans ‘Fast Food For Busy Families’ – published by Plum. 4 apples (about 750 g in total), peeled, cored and chopped into 2 cm pieces 85 g (scant ¼ cup) honey 1 tablespoon coconut oil finely grated zest of 1 orange 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 vanilla pod, split […]


Chilli Crab

From The Blue Ducks ‘Real Food’ – published by Plum 2 blue swimmer crabs 90 g desiccated coconut juice of 1 lemon 1 red Asian shallot, finely sliced 1 teaspoon chilli flakes ½ bunch of coriander, leaves picked, roots reserved for the chilli mix vegetable oil, to fry 400 ml coconut milk Chilli mix 2½ tablespoons […]