I’m in a pickle

Well not actually me, but heaps of wonderful seasonal veggies!

I spent yesterday afternoon at a Preserving for the Season: Pickles & Chutney workshop at Cornersmith Picklery over in Marrickville, Sydney. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA





The Picklery is owned and operated by Alex Elliott-Howery and James Grant who also run a very successful cafe just up the road which recently won a Best Cafe award. It is a real part of the community with locals bringing in spare produce from their gardens in exchange for some of the finished produce.

Marrickville is an older working class suburb of Sydney where lots of Greek migrants settled post WW2 and more recently by Vietnamese migrants. It’s a bit run-down but has some lovely old buildings.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was a lot of fun, plus I made some Pear, Lemon and Rosemary Chutney, some Fennel Pickle and some Flavoured OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVinegar to take home.

That’s my jar on the right!

I’ve always loved the sweet/sour taste of pickles and really fell in love with pickles when I travelled through Lebanon about 10 years ago.  Middle-Eastern and Turkish food has a fantastic range of pickled vegetables  I can’t wait to make some more for myself and for Christmas gifts.

The Picklery also has classes in Fermenting (which seems the rage at the moment following on from  Sandor Ellix Katz’s book The Art of Fermentation: An In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World ) and Bread Making and Sweet Preserving.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m going to do a Home Cheese Making course next, I love ricotta and labneh. Yummm!


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