Cured olives (in progress)

I don’t eat a lot of olives, but I do enjoy nicely marinated olives alongside some cheese, cured meat, fruit paste and bread, crackers/biscuits.  At this time of year fresh olives are sold in the local markets, so I decided to buy some and have a go at curing.  Marinated olives in delis can be…

Maple, juniper berry and nutmeg cured bacon

I think I found one of the best mix of flavours for my bacon with this recipe.  In addition to using the standard cure, I added maple syrup, juniper berry and nutmeg (details below).  The bacon below was slow cooked in a pan before resting on some paper towel.   For the pork belly, leave…