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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Living Better Oct '13 Part III - Cindy Shares

Cindy brought in a bottle of her Worcester Sauce for a taste test.
I was extremely impressed with the taste and the simplicity of the recipe.
Cindy believes the secret of this sauce lies in the apple and she used foraged apples from the side of the road which are typically less sweet than the commercially grown ones.

Here is the recipe....
It was from a CWA book and credit goes to Maty Coleman Rosebud Branch VIC.

Worcester Sauce
1kg of apples
1/4 clove garlic
1 cup salt
4 1/2 Lt of vinegar
100g ground allspice
100g peppercorns
100g whole ginger
2 fresh red chillies
1 1/2 cups treacle

Cut up the apples and garlic coarsely. Cover with water and boil to a pulp, then strain through a colander into a large pan.
Gradually add the vinegar to the strained liquid. Add all the other ingredients except the treacle and boil for 2 1/2 hours.
Add the treacle and boil for another 30 minutes.
Strain and bottle. Store in a cool dark place. Keeps well.
Makes about 2 cups.

Cindy also shared her newspaper seedling pot technique.
I should have taken more photos of course.
It was a very simple technique and when one knows the knack you could easily make dozens for your seedlings. Very timely for this time of year although there was much lamenting around the table at the sheer amount of rain that has turned everyone's yards into swamps and bogs. It will be some time yet before the planting can really get going.

Nothing like a taste test and a hands on activity to inspire a group. If you are local and have been thinking of joining our group, just pop along. It's free and we discover lots of diverse things. Even more in the next post!
Thanks Cindy x


  1. I bought the CWA preserving book on the weekend from the CWA ladies at the Show. There are some great easy recipes in there. Longing to try.

  2. An interesting post - thanks


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