Ok, we innovate, but we don't leave traditions behind!

July 28, 2019

I love to cook so it is only natural this blog will contain some simple cooking ideas. My passion is peasant food - a handful of quality ingredients, preferably as locally-sourced as possible and I love associated time-honoured stories around food.  The very simple Sage Leaves in Spelt Flour Beer Batter (pictured) are a case in point:  Sage grows easily in my humble kitchen garden designed to be resistent to the numerous  lyre birds and other birdlife regularly visiting this  escarpment garden, backing down onto world-famous Prince Henry Cliff walk, in the Blue Mountains Australia.  The wildlife here takes precedence and I don't always succeed with what I grow.  This is such an easy recipe!  Simply coat sage leaves in batter ( 1 cup spelt flour, 1 cup beer and adjust if required). Heat olive oil in pan and fry leaves, both sides. Serve immediately with salt/salt herb blend. Murray River Pink Salt would add even extra colour. The organic spelt flour used in this recipe is purchased in bulk from our Blue Mountains Food Co-op here in Katoomba.  I am lucky enough to be able to source the grains, nuts and seeds in particular in bulk from this great community enterprise, serving our community since 1981. 


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