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Some photo's of the beautiful ingredients and finished recipes.

An abundant larder

An abundant larder

Here we have olives, salsa, fungi, pancetta, salsicce, formaggio e bottarga. Just a few samples from my pantry.


Melanzane e peperonccini

Melanzane e peperonccini

Egg plant, sun dried tomatoes and dried chilli's. A great start for the explosive mixture.


Pine Mushrooms from our paddock!

Pine Mushrooms from our paddock!

These are gathered in April from all over the Mornington Peninsula. The three varieties commonly found are: Pine Mushrooms, Slippery Jacks and the Large Brown. All make great eating, but make sure you know what they look like!


Olives

Olives

A selection of preserved olives all picked on the property.


Bottarga e Sarde

Bottarga e Sarde

This is Bottarga, salt cured fish roe. A very simple and tasty preserve that can be used with pasta or makes a great scrambled eggs!


Formaggio

Formaggio

A well hardened cheese, terrific for grating on a tasty pasta asciutta.


Pesto e salsa

Pesto e salsa

Nothing beats salsa made from your own home grown tomatoes, or pesto from basil grown in your garden.


Pancetta e salsiccie

Pancetta e salsiccie

Ignore your cholesterol and let your taste buds run wild.


Vino di Casa

Vino di Casa

Mosto cotto and last year's Merlot.


Pane al forno

Pane al forno

A crusty bread is essential to accompany all of the preserves with a good bottle of wine.