Bum Hummers pickled onions – spicy (but not too much), piquant and sour. I wonder why they’re called that?
Before it became an eventuality, it was initially presumed Consider The Sauce would be a compendium of eatery reviews and other stuff we get up to when out and about … AND stuff we get up to in our kitchen.
That has most certainly not turned out to be the case.
One reason for that is that we are daunted from doing so because of the number of high-quality blogs and websites around who do cover cooking at home.
Another reason is we reckon there is likely very little interest “out there” for any sort of ongoing rundown regarding our limited, rotating selection of meals, be they stews, soups, dals, salads or whatever.
We love what we do and eat at home, but certainly don’t expect anyone else to find it interesting.
A final reason is that there’s no reason why a food blog has to do it all, so we don’t.
Nevertheless, just for fun, very much for our own entertainment and as a matter of record, here we start a look at our kitchen regulars that may – or may not – turn into a series.
Yes, there are hipper and more righteous yogurts around, but we go through heaps, so this is an affordable, dependable option for us. For breakfast, for dessert with strawberries or mango, for raita, for tzatsiki.
Kiwi Gold – one shared each morning for breakfast. Life’s too short for the bitterness of regulation kiwifruit!
Look, anyone can go out and buy salt-free and/or organic corn chips. Whether they’d want to actually eat them is another matter entirely. We find these have just enough salt for flavour purposes. We love em! The newly available Mission chips are a viable substitute, but – damn! – they’re hard on the jaw muscles!
Weetbix for him …
… muesli – rolled oats, crushed oats, white sultanas, roasted almonds – soaked in milk overnight for me.
Something new for us – Istra snags from The Village Store. There are cheaper options available, of course, but gosh these are good!
Also a relatively new thing for us – cookies and biscotti and nougat from Pace Biscuits.
Coffee – just about any reasonable quality vacuum-packed product will do me, especially if it’s on special.
We’re happy to pay for and experiment with really good, boutique virgin olive oils … but so often we find we have run out when the only viable option available is the reliable Cobram range from our local supermarket.
Bickford’s cordials … Bennie prefers lime juice, Kenny prefers bitter lemon – if he can find it!
Jam – we don’t use a lot, and find a good-quality local product does the job just as good as imports, either fancy and high-priced or of the budget variety.