Foraging & Cooking with Ornamental Purple Plum Blossom: Spring Floral Confections! — Gather Victoria

For me, the heady sweet almond-like fragrance of the Ornamental Purple Plum is the very essence of spring. Standing beneath their sensual pink and rose flower-laden branches on a sun-warmed afternoon is an absolutely swoon-worthy experience. Sadly underutilized as a culinary ingredient, plum blossom has a unique scent and flavour which infuses beautifully in cream, […]Continue reading “Foraging & Cooking with Ornamental Purple Plum Blossom: Spring Floral Confections! — Gather Victoria”

Okra with Plantain (Quimbombo’)

Quimbombo, a dish I remember seeing at the kitchen table many times. My mother assisted me by making the plantain balls. She recalled that it was a stew that was made with whatever was on hand. Here I used the recipe below as a reference, but the rest is  from my family to yours. AdaptedContinue reading “Okra with Plantain (Quimbombo’)”