Tag: sauces

Black Raspberry Coulis

To go with our smoked lamb, I made a coulis with maple syrup and black raspberries Anya picked and froze last year. Easy recipe — a pint of black raspberries (thawed) and about 1/3 cup of maple syrup (this would be a “to taste” kind of thing!). Boil for about ten minutes to break down the berries a bit, run it all through a blender, then use fine mesh cloth to strain out the seeds. It will set up as a jam once it cools, but it’s a nice sauce to drizzle over food whilst it is still hot.

Spinach Hemp Seed Pesto Recipe


  • 1 cup of firmly packed spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup of hemp seed
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (not powdery grated, long slivers)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil


  1. In a food processor, combine spinach, hemp seeds, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Run the processor until the spinach has been chopped into fine pieces.
  2. Add the Parmesan cheese, and run the processor for few seconds to incorporate.
  3. Add the olive oil; run the processor until you’ve got a thick paste.

This was really good. I will probably make a version with 1/2 cup of basil when basil is growing again.