Recipes

Sharing original, seasonal recipes from the cookbooks and the café, focusing on preserving, reducing food waste and inspiring traditional, home cooking & crafts.
  • Pectin Stock

    ​This one's for the jam makers out there. Instead of buying commercial pectin, make your own from fruit scraps. Citrus peels and pips and apple and quince skins and cores...
  • Waste Hack Bitters

    Are you at home cutting up endless oranges for the kids? Or just taking advantage of the season and making fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning? In both cases you en...
  • Cornersmith Guide to Salad Making

    Now that you have gathered your winter produce, have the right tools and a great big bowl for mixing, it's time to make the kind of salads you used to go out for.  This is ...
  • Whole Cabbage Kraut

    Go on, buy the whole cabbage and make enough sauerkraut to ensure your gut is well cared for this lockdown. Seriously, making a whole cabbage kraut is easy and economical. ...
  • OPTIMIST'S LIQUOR - ORANGE & COFFEE SPIKED RUM

    There will be a time to celebrate in the furture. We will have our family and friends over to share a meal and have a toast to good health. Make this project with that time...
  • Dilly Beans

    Fill up your pantry with these delicious Dilly Beans. The longer they sit the better they get. Great thinly sliced through a salad, on a cheese plate or take them to a picn...
  • LOCKDOWN POTATO SALAD

    We're enjoying the great indoors during lockdown by spreading the picnic rug on the living room floor. This potato salad, a wedge of cheese, a baguette, some relish, olives...
  • Kitchen Scrap Fermenting

    Keep your kitchen projects easy. A kitchen scrap ferment is just the thing. Make this at the end of the week when you have a few extra vegetables left. if you have never tr...
  • Sherry Roasted Pears

    Make roasted fruits part of your weekly repertoire. It’s one of our most useful waste hacks to revive the average tasting pears in the fruit bowl, the withering grapes in t...
  • Jaimee's Oxymel

    Our herb enthusast @fermetingprojects has been whipping up jars of this herbal elixir to lift our spirits. An oxymel is a mixture of vinegar and honey that is usually infu...
  • Pumpkin and Sesame Chutney

    This is the recipe for one of our most famous chutneys. The natural sweetness of pumpkin is spiced with sesame seeds and ginger to warm up even the coldest winter day. Thi...
  • Turmeric Sauerkraut

    As if sauerkraut wasn't healthy enough! We've added a very healthy dose of fresh season turmeric for an extra winter blues fighting boost. The active component in turmeric...