Cooking Tips & Hints

Tasmanian Scallop Pie

We were in Tasmania recently, the home of the famous Tasmanian Scallop Pies. “The quaint tradition of putting premium Tasmanian Sea Scallops into a pie began on the Hobart wharves in the early 19th Century. This taste sensation has remained a uniquely Tasmanian delicacy only available on the Island.” So says The Ross General Store, […]

How to use up all those tomatoes

Storing tomatoes Fully ripe tomatoes can be refrigerated but are best kept at room temperature. Tomatoes stored in the refrigerator tend to lose flavour but will still be edible. Ripe tomatoes Salads, especially using different varieties and colours. Try tossing tomato wedges with canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, black olives, capers and fresh basil, […]

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