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Our Annandale cafe is open from 7am-2pm weekdays and 8am-2pm on weekends, with limited indoor seating, as well as some tables outside and Hinsby Park just across the road. Annandale is also our retail and groceries shop front. See information on our COVID Safe plan for the cafe here.

The Cornersmith Cooking School is heading to Carriageworks for our summer schedule from 5th February until 18th April.

The Picklery is closed to the public. For pickles, cooking equipment and cookbooks, visit the Annandale cafe or our online store.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

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Cornersmith runs a cafe, Cooking School and The Picklery, and we also have cookbooks and sell our own preserves. We’re committed to making good food choices, and we want to share our knowledge with our community and beyond.  

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Recent Recipes

Deli Style Gherkins

Many would say this is the original European pickle. Picked in Summer, submerged in a salty brine and eaten through the long hard Winter. Fermented gherkins have a sour pucker that cannot be beaten. Make a few jars and add to salads, sandwiches, cheese boards, or eat them straight out…
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box of figs next to a hand cutting more figs up on a white board


This jam is perfect for buttery toast and croissants, but also works well with cheddar or cured meats. Makes 2-3 x 200ml jars. Ingredients 1kg figs, cut into pieces 2 lemons, juiced and zested 1 cup very strong black tea (Early Grey or English Breakfast – 1 tsp loose or…
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What we’ve been up to

ploughman plate with pickles on wooden board

There’s more than one way to eat a pickle

Sure pickles are great on a burger and in a toastie but a jar of pickles is the secret ingredient that you’ll want to have on hand to boost flavour in everyday dishes or whip up some of your favourite condiments from scratch. Who knew so much could start with…
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A Quiet Christmas.

Every year we write a sustainable Christmas guide, and this year a thoughtful holiday season seems more important than ever. Many of us have come under a lot of stress as we have met the challenges of 2020 and as the year ends we are longing for some calm. Instead…
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