Girella of Lamb means a boneless cut of lamb from the eye of rump (aka silverside, topside.)The term is used in Australia. Not the same as girella sausage, made in Spain from lamb.
Glenlarge Purple Stripe Garlic
Glenlarge Purple Stripe Garlic has bulbs up to 2 ¾ inches (7 cm) wide. The skin on the bulb has purple blushes. The cloves inside are large. Early harvest. It belongs to the Purple Stripe sub-group of hardneck garlic. History Notes Glenlarge Purple Stripe Garlic was developed at the Gatton Research Station in Queensland, Australia.
The 21st of December is Gravy Day. This is the big time of the year, after all, for gravy. You could make your gravy for Christmas today, and freeze it, so that it is one less thing to worry about making on the big day.
Italian Pink Garlic
The bulbs of Italian Pink Garlic are medium-sized, with thin, pinkish-purple skin. There are an average of 12 cloves per bulb. It is the main variety of garlic grown in Western Australia. Storage Hints Italian Pink Garlic stores for up to 5 months.
Jindi Deluxe Blue Cheese
Jindi Deluxe Blue is an Australian blue cheese made in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is white and crumbly, with veins of blue mould.
Lady Williams Apples
Lady Williams Apples have dark red skin and crisp, firm white flesh. Their flavour is sharp at first, but improves in storage. The fruit ripens late, around mid-June (in Australia.) It does not develop well in cool autumns. It is perhaps best suited to the mild winters and long season of Western Australia. Cooking Tips…
The 21st of July is Lamington Day, celebrating the squares of sponge cake covered in chocolate frosting and desiccated coconut that Australians call “lamingtons”.
Lamingtons are an Australian dessert. They are small squares of chocolate- and coconut-covered plain sponge cake about 5 cm (2 inches) tall, wide and long.
Lance Corporal Bacon
Lance Corporal Bacon is essentially a slab of fat, through which is a thin streak of meat. Lance Corporal Bacon was given its name by Anzac (Australian and New Zealand) soldiers in World War One, because it only had one strip of meat, and Lance Corporals only had one chevron on their sleeves.
Lemon Myrtle is a shrub that is a member of the Myrtle family. The leaves have a lemon taste and smell, that comes from the substantial presence of “citral” in the plants essential oils. Lemon Myrtle grows in the wild from seed, can grow from seed, but in cultivation it isgrown from cuttings. It can…
Lisbon Lemon trees have more thorns than Eureka trees. The trees, which will grow up to 25 feet (8 metres), are somewhat frost hardy. The lemons are smaller than Eurekas and have thick, smooth skin with barely discernible pits in them. There will be a nipple on the end opposite the end where the stem…
Macadamia nuts grow on evergreen trees with dark, glossy green leaves. The trees can reach 30 to 40 feet tall (9 to 12 metres), and be nearly as wide. They can be grown from seed, but because they will take 8 to 12 years to bear nuts this way, they are most often propagated by…
Macadamia Oil is made from Macadamia Nuts that are cold-pressed to extract the oil. The oil has a lightly nutty flavour and a reasonably high smoke point of 389 F (198 C.) You won’t want to use it too much for frying with though, as it is quite expensive. As of 2004, two of the…
Melba Toast is a piece of bread toasted, then cut in half and toasted again so that it is very thin, brittle and crisp. Commercial Melba Toast is rectangular. Melba Wafers Melba Wafers were biscuits made in Australia by Swallow & Ariell in Melbourne Australia. They may no longer be in production. Cooking Tips To…
Milo is an Australian malt and cocoa flavoured powder that you mix up with cold or hot milk to make a beverage. It is made by Nestlé. Some people add sugar when mixing it up; some don’t. A “Magic Milo” is Milo mixed up with warm milk added a small amount at a time, being…
Milo Cereal © Denzil Green Milo Cereal is an Australian breakfast cereal made by Nestlé that you serve with milk on it. It is flavoured with Milo drink-mix powder, and so has a malt and cocoa flavour to it, though some people don’t think the cereal tastes much like the drink mix. Milo Cereal was…
Ozemite was an announced Australian version of Marmite. The product was planned and announced, but either did not hit the stores, or hit the store briefly for a period in 2001. Staff with Dick Smith Foods were themselves unclear and unable to confirm for us one way or the other. History Notes Ozemite was partly…
Paragon is the Australian name for Frantoio Olives. Australia had large amounts of olive trees planted in the mid-1800s. Interest in olives and olive oil didn’t really catch on until well over 100 years later, so the plantings were largely ignored and the trees allowed to go feral. In October 1998, samples of the olive…
Promite is a yeast spread similar to Vegemite and Marmite. It is darker and sweeter than Vegemite, and a bit thinner than Vegemite and Marmite. It has less of a harsher salt taste than other yeast spreads. Ingredients include hydrolised vegetable protein extract, yeast extract, glucose, caramel colouring, wheat starch thickener, salt, lactose, vegetable gum,…
Quandongs are small, bright red Australian fruits about the shape of Apricots. They are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in size and round. The fruit is in season from October to February in Australia. They grow on an evergreen found in arid and semi-arid parts of Australia that grows 7 to 10 feet (2 to…
Queen Scallops (Australia)
What Queen Scallops are depends on where in the world you are. The scallops that Australians call “Queen” can actually be found from South Africa down to New South Wales, and from there down to Tasmania. They will be up to 4 ½ inches (up to 11 cm) long. The shell is light purple outside,…
Queensland Blue Squash
Queensland Blue Squash are boxy shaped, with tough, greenish or greyish blue rind, and heavy ribbing. The weight will be anywhere between 5 and 20 pounds (2 ⅓ to 9kg.) Inside, the squash has mild tasting, semi-sweet, hard orange flesh. Some people think they detect an aftertaste of lemon in it. There will be two…
River Mint is a perennial that grows up to 20 inches (½ metre) tall. It is mostly used for herbal teas. Cooking Tips Use 1 or 2 fresh sprigs of leaves per cup, pour boiling water on them, let stand for 5 to 10 minutes. History Notes Native to Australia.
Roaring Forties Blue Cheese
Roaring Forties is a rindless, mild-tasting blue cheese with a smooth, creamy texture. The cheese is named after the strong winds that blow in the Tasmanian Strait.