Wednesday, 30 January 2013

※ Slowly Getting There!

Pug Soap production is going well, it is a slow process but I'm slowly getting there. Still waiting on pink grapefruit oil to arrive (supplier sent wrong one) and Lavender. I think that will be the entire new range at this stage. Also, people keep asking are they for dogs or humans? They are for human use.

Here's a preview of the new range:



Saturday, 26 January 2013

※ Store is Closed For Maintenance

Hi everybody,

Please note, the store is closed for maintenance & will hopefully reopen later next week with new stock. I have made my first batch of soaps for Saffron on the Hill over the past to days. (take a lot of time!)
Saffron On The Hill Dog Rescue Inc is a Not-For-Profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes dogs. Many of dogs that come into our care each year require special medical attention, special dietary needs and extra special TLC.


There will be the following fragrances available. (I am not making unscented on this run as there was a request for it but only one was purchased.)

FRAGRANCES: 100% natural nothing artificial.

PUG SOAPS

  • Orange
  • Cinnamon Leaf and sugar
  • Spearmint
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Maple Syrup

    NEW ADDITIONS:
  • Espresso
  • Rose water - very very faint fragrance  
  • Lemon Lime and Orange 
  • Orange & Poppyseed 
  • Cinnamon & cinnamon leaf 
Thanks everybody for your support and especially for helping out the rescue puggies.


INGREDIENTS (may include): cocoa powder, honey, maple syrup, vanilla beans, spearmint oil, orange oil, orange or lemon rind, coffee, lavender oil, pink grapefruit oil, lime oil. 

Will update ingredients list prior to sale.  


$5 each with $2 from each bar to Saffron on The Hill

I can post 3 soaps anywhere Australia Wide for $1.60 any more than that the cost is $6.60 for a prepaid satchel. There will be two designs - head and body as pictured below.

 

Friday, 18 January 2013

※ Here's A Scan for The Disgusting Food Hall of Fame.



Whoever thought of this I cannot even comprehend.
Peas, pineapple, spaghetti, tomato soup and cheese.... somebody pass me a bucket! 


※ Scan of A Vintage Recipe Card - PALAK GOSHT

This old typed recipe card was inside an old recipe book I purchased "Recipes: The Cooking of India"  Punjabi Curry (Lamb & Spinach)




Thursday, 17 January 2013

※ Easy Blender Salsa


A lot easier than the previous recipe as there's no chopping and coring. 
I'm finding easier ways to prepare delicious food now the little one is here I just don't have much spare time. 
This salsa is great with corn chips, tacos etc.
I used some to marinate chicken before Barbequing the other night and it was super tasty.


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Whole garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Red Wine Vinegar (I also use apple cider vinegar or whatever I have)
  • 25 Tomatoes whole (I used Roma, truss, cherry whatever I had)
  • 1 whole Capsicum, Stem And Seeds Removed And Finely Chopped (red or green)
  • 2 whole Jalapeños, Stem Removed, Finely Chopped
  • 3 whole Habaneros, Stem Removed, Finely Chopped
  • 1bunch Fresh Coriander, Loosely Packed washed stalks included
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Tabasco
  • 2 Teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chilli flakes (up to you if you want to add this, we like it hot) 
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce
  • 1-½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1-½ teaspoon Pepper (if your after a hot salsa use Cayenne) 
  • 9 jars 8-ounce Size Canning Jars With Lids And Rings***

*** I didn't use canning jars, just regular jars with metal lids (sterilized)

METHOD

Add to blender as many tomatoes as you can fit. Blend for a few seconds till big pieces are brokken down and add to a big saucepan when finished.

Next I add the vinegar, capsicum, chillies , and spices & all other ingredients you can fit blend for a few seconds and dump in saucepan.


Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and boil gently for about an hour mixture will be reduced an richer.


Remove from heat.
Fill 8-9 jars (8 ounces each), leaving 1/2 inch head space. Process according to standard canning practices, in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
Keeps for about a year unopened, so really good way to use up an abundance of tomatoes. 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

※ Pork Belly - Twice Baked

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 - 1.5 kg belly pork piece, well scored
  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 apple, cored and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion sliced 

METHOD
  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  2. Place sliced apples and onions on baking tray (small, so it fits snug)
  3. Place pork the belly on top skin side up.
  4. Pour over cider or juice and place apples and cloves alongside.
  5. Cover tightly with a sheet of foil and bake at 150°C for 3 hours.
  6. Remove the cloves and strain the juices into a saucepan and simmer gently to thicken into an apple gravy/sauce (if so desired) 
  7. Meanwhile increase the oven temperature to 180°C.
  8. Rub some salt and oil into the surface of the pork and roast the belly until top crackles and browns.
  9. Allow to rest 10 minutes.



Served here with an apple balsamic reduction and an apple and onion compote (made from the pan vegetables  fruit or if they're too cooked make from scratch ) . I purchased apple balsamic reduction from a local gourmet food store, its sweet and sticky and delicious. 


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

※ Soaps for Saffron - COMING AGAIN IN FEB

Hi Everybody,

I've had quite a few e-mails and questions about will I be restocking the soaps for saffron.
The answer is yes, but unfortunately I wont be able to get one of the ingredients needed till the end of January now. My supplier e-mailed me this morning apologizing for the delay. 
I don't want to try another suppler as my current one is so good and I don't want to compromise the quality of the finished product.

On a positive note there will be the following fragrances available.
(I am not making unscented on this run as there was a request for it but only one was purchased.)

FRAGRANCES: 100% natural nothing artificial.

  • Orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Spearmint
  • Lemon
  • Lavender
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Maple Syrup

Thanks everybody for your support and especially for helping out the rescue puggies.



INGREDIENTS (may include): cocoa powder, honey, maple syrup, vanilla beans, spearmint oil, orange oil, orange or lemon rind, coffee, lavender oil, pink grapefruit oil, lime oil. 
Will update ingredients list prior to sale.  

$5 each with $2 from each bar to Saffron on The Hill

I can post 3 soaps anywhere Australia Wide for $1.60 any more than that the cost is $6.60 for a prepaid satchel.