Relish Mama cookbook

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The award-winning and first Relish Mama cookbook. Released November 2014.

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“Relish Mama is a celebration of honest, everyday cooking, as shared by Nellie Kerrison in this much-awaited first cookbook. Every page has meaning and each recipe is a treasure trove of the food Nellie loves most to share with family, friends and through her acclaimed cooking school. What started as a little dream of teaching people to cook, to share her passion and knowledge with others and her warm and generous style of entertaining has grown into a beautifully written and photographed cook book. With recipes for every occasion, you will relish this book and feel the love on each and every page of this stunning debut cookbook.”

Author                     Nellie Kerrison
ISBN                        978-0-9925665-0-0
Format                    Hard cover
Publication date     December, 2014
Pages                       260
Recent testimonials :
  • “This is my absolute ‘go-to’ book”
  • “Hi Nellie, I just had to email to say that I LOVE my relish mama cook book! I devoured it all in one hit – once I opened it, I just had to read it from cover to cover! I can’t wait to dive in and make some of the delicious recipes. Love the words and heartfelt descriptions and the practical tips along the way! I will certainly be recommending it to friends! Well done on a spectacular job!!”
  • “I take your recipe book on holidays with me. It is filled with all of the food my whole family love. I love that there are pages and pages filled with everyday food as well as amazing recipes for entertaining that I use often when I have a little more time. Thank you so much.”
  • “I have just ordered a copy of your beautiful book. My sister purchased your book before Christmas & I have fallen in love with it & am just desperate to get my hands on it! A huge well done to you.”

Relish Mama cranberry relish 300 gr


We’d love you to try some of our famous cranberry relish…………….

Just like a puppy, cranberry relish is not just for Christmas.

Glorious plump cranberries working their magic with their loving partners of port, oranges and cinnamon. Fabulous on your Christmas table but we like to serve it all year round. It is really special with turkey (of course!), poultry, ham and pork. Wonderful with grains and lentils or enjoy it with your favourite cheese. Dollop on roasted cauliflower or stir it through warmed carrots. It also makes an excellent glaze. Your sandwiches will also love you for it! This jar of wonder means it’s Christmas all year long.

Refrigerate after opening.



Relish Mama beetroot and balsamic relish...


We’d love you to try some of our famous relish…………….

Made with premium produce & using ‘slow food ‘cooking methods. This product is one of our hero’s. Our beetroot and aceto balsamic relish is all natural and is preservative and gluten free. It suits a great variety of dishes and we’d love you to experiment but here are some of our favourite uses…………Our Beetroot & Balsamic Relish goes particularly well with beef (we know of many who wont eat a steak or burger without it), game, poultry (especially to accompany your perfectly cooked Roast Chook), savoury onion tart, enjoy it tossed through a variety of Salads, it may be the star addition to your sandwich or Baguette, a winner tossed through warmed potato or carrots, savory onion tart, the perfect partner to your poached eggs and frittata and it is simply beautiful with a great fetta. Use on its own or mix with cream cheese for a super scrumptious dip.

Stockists :

  • Relish Mama – Warehouse 1 , 347 Bay Rd, Chaltenham
  • Frankie’s top shop – 20 Cowderoy St, St Kilda West
  • Sandringham fruit market – Waltham St, Sandringham



Preserved lemons by Relish Mama

Relish Mama preserved lemons


Have you uncovered the power of the preserved lemon?

Made completely by hand and containing quality aromatics for full flavour.
Discard the pulp and finely dice the skin to add to salads, dressing, marinades, cous cous or toss through pasta along with plenty of fresh herbs. They are fabulous also with barbecued meats, sensational with fish and are a match made in heaven for roasted poultry. We dearly love them in our tagines and pyramid salads.
Play around. This little jar of yellow is a whole lot of lovely.

Gluten free


Relish Mama gourmet strawberry and vanilla...


A traditional jam made with sweet, ripe, seasonal berries and made by hand. Strawberries slow cooked and spiked with vanilla bean – it’s very special this jar you’re holding.

Spread on toast with unsalted butter or with a warm croissant and cup of tea in bed. Equally delicious spooned generously onto warm scones and crumpets as well as a vibrant glaze or filling for your homemade cakes. A gourmet yet ready made tart and biscuit filling also. It’s the jam that keeps on giving.

Gluten free

Relish Mama gourmet raspberry jam


A traditional jam made with sweet, ripe, seasonal berries and made by hand.

We hope it goes without saying that our raspberry jam will be heavenly spread on toast with unsalted butter or with warm croissant and cup of tea in bed. Equally delicious spooned generously onto warm scones and crumpets as well as a vibrant glaze or filling for your homemade cakes. A gourmet yet ready made tart and biscuit filling also. It’s the jam that keeps on giving.

Gluten free





Like little red jewels, these dried berries add bursts of gorgeous colour and an explosion of tart flavour. Used often in pilaffs and make an excellent addition to salads, stuffings and more. A great substitute for when pomegranates are in season or for when you simply cannot be bothered de seeding them !

Arroz Bomba Calasparra rice 500g

Calasparra rice 500g


Bomba is an ancient and supreme strain of rice that matures very slowly. This creates its ability to absorb three times its volume in liquid (and therefore much more flavour), with the grains remaining firm.

The perfect paella rice.

Camargue organic red rice

Camargue organic red rice 400g


Product of the month – French Camargue Organic red rice :
An unmilled slender grain rice from the wetlands of Southern France. Amazing for salads, vegetables, pilafs and more.

Camargue organic red rice

Camargue organic red rice 1kg


Product of the month – French Camargue Organic red rice :
An unmilled slender grain rice from the wetlands of Southern France. Amazing for salads, vegetables, pilafs and more.

Chilli Flakes Out Of Stock

Chilli Flakes – mild 50g


These dried mild chilli flakes can be used in a variety of savoury cooking.  Perfect way to add flavour and heat to your dishes.

Candied figs

Candied Whole Figs 200g


These golden figs add a burst of fruity sweetness to cakes, biscuits, slices and more. Also makes a memorable addition to a cheese plate.

Chipotle chillies in adobo sauce

Chipotle chillies in adobo sauce


These are simply sensational. In this wee little tin is a life changing ingredient & taste sensation.

Chipotles (ripe, smoke-dried jalapeno chillies) are cooked in a rich adobo sauce made from tomatoes, herbs and spices. The result is a spicy, deliciously smokey stewed chilli which can be added to stews and salsas. Add to mayonnaise and slather across freshly grilled corn.

Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil...


Multi-award winning, premium oil pressed from olives grown near the famous Murray River. This multi-purpose oil is all natural, cholesterol & preservative free & rich in antioxidants & nutrients. It is suitable for sautéing, grilling, roasting vegetables and meats, salad dressings, sauces or simply dipping crusty bread.


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Cobram Estate Rouge Red Wine Vinegar,...


Made using a timeless technique of maturing wine in ¾ full barrels, creating vinegar at its own pace, delivering a product of real depth. A wonderful base for salad dressings and marinades, and also great for deglazing roasting pans.

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Cobram Estate Lemon Infused Extra Virgin...


Lemon twist is a fine finishing oil with a fresh olive flavor & a clean, delicate lemon finish. Use for dressing salads, drizzling over barbequed seafood, antipasto, green vegetables and chicken.

Callebaut Cocoa Nibs

Callebaut Cocoa nibs 250g


Chocolate is a flavour and ingredient loved and admired the world around.

Used in both sweet and savoury applications, Cocoa nibs contain no sugar however still contain both the smooth mouth-feel of cocoa butter and the rich bitterness of cocoa.

The production of cocoa nibs is a key stage of the chocolate-making process. Cocoa beans are dried, roasted and crushed into small pieces (the ‘nibs’), which are then ground down to separate the cocoa butter from the cocoa solids.

Callebaut Cocoa Nibs are made from 100% roasted cocoa kernels, and contain no additives.

With the approximate texture of a macadamia nut, they add crunch and flavour to cookies, biscuits and cakes, but are also well suited to salads, spiced couscous and tagines.

Incorporate cocoa nibs into a spicy rub for a beef roast, fold them through your next ice cream, mix them into your morning granola or coat them in toffee and create a unique praline that will bring your desserts to life.

Rich Dark Pure Dutch Cocoa

Rich dark pure Dutch cocoa


The Essential Ingredient Pure Rich Dark ‘Dutch’ Cocoa powder is an intense, rich and full bodied cocoa powder perfect for use in puddings, hot chocolate, ice creams, syrups and baked items.

My life, personally, would not be the delicious feats that it is without this stuff!
Coriander seed

Coriander Seeds 250g


Coriander Seeds can be used in a variety of cuisines.  For a full aromatic flavour dry roast the seeds and grind using a mortal and pestle or a spice grinder.  Perfect in so many dishes.

Sardinillas Baby sardines on toast with tomato

CUCA Baby sardines in olive oil


As Larissa Dubeki wrote in the Epicure section of The Age in 2012:

“Canning the catch may be frowned upon here but in Spain, quality comes in a tin”.

Cumin Seeds

Cumin Seeds 250g


Cumin seeds are used in a variety of cuisines.  It derives from the parsley family.  These small, richly aromatic seeds are best dry roasted to release the full flavour, then grind in a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder.

Dried figs

Dried Figs 130g


These dried diced figs are the perfect size for baking, cooking, mixes or just snacking on. They are delicious in breads, biscuits, scones, muffins and any baked treat. Dried diced figs complement poultry recipes and rice dishes with their natural sweet taste.

Egyptian dukkah

Classic Egyptian dukkah – Malouf


A wonderful combination of hazelnuts, coriander seeds, cumin, sesame seeds, sea salt and cracked peppercorns and that is free of preservatives. Duke is commonly served with bread and olive oil for dipping. Also delicious sprinkled over steamed rice, labne, dips and salads to add a Middle Eastern flavour.

Dulce de leche

Dulce de leche


Dulce de Leche (‘milk candy’) is a thick but spreadable confectionary, popular throughout Latin America and Latin Europe. Made by slowly cooking sweetened milk, it is commonly used in cakes, desserts, slices and ice creams.

Warning – it is wonderfully addictive.

Fattorie Giacobazzi Aceto Balsamico Di Modena...


Made under strict guidelines set to ensure only traditional methods are used, Aceto Balsamico Di Modena has been aged for a minimum of five years resulting in a dense aromatic syrup with an amazingly deep and complex flavour.

This supreme balsamic vinegar is what we use to make our famous Beetroot and balsamic relish. Trust us – It’s amazing stuff!

Megachef fish sauce 700ml

Megachef fish sauce 700ml


Created using only the finest quality anchovies and sea salt. Natural fermentation of 2 years contributes to its rich briny saltiness, yet rounded and clean taste, improving any dish it seasons. Excellent for stir fries, curries or sauces.
Megachef Premium Fish Sauce is Gluten Free, Preservative Free and contains no MSG or artificial colours.


Freekah cracked


Produced by roasting young, green Australian wheat over a flame, Freekeh’s nutty flavour and crunchy texture make it perfect for salads. The cracked grain greatly reduces the required cooking time.

Glace ginger

Glacé Ginger 200g


Glacé ginger is produced in Australia from quality fresh ginger. Ideal for cakes muffins and desserts.

Gran Gusto Sherry Vinegar image

Gran Gusto Sherry Vinegar 375ml


This young sherry vinegar, produced in the Spanish region of Jerez, through traditional ageing process in oak barrels, known as  ‘solera’ style. It has complex, tangy flavours that linger beautifully on the palate. Only a few drops are needed to enhance the flavor of all kind of sauces and it’s a must for salad dressings!

Laucke Type 00 flour Out Of Stock

Laucke Type ’00’ Special White


Pure fine white flour, with superior dough tolerance and extensibility.  Ultimate quality and maximum flexibility to produce pasta, pizza, fine pastry and more.

Maggie Beer Red wine vinegar

Maggie Beer Aged Red Wine Vinegar...


This Red Wine Vinegar is aged in old oak barrels resulting in an austere, developed red wine vinegar style, harnessing the best of both quality Australian wine and traditional European processing methods. Use in vinaigrettes, over baking vegetables, to deglaze a pan or liven up a pasta or soup.

Malouf's Red Harissa

Malouf’s Red Harissa


Dried chillies are mixed with cumin and caraway seeds, adding complexity to the flavour of this fiery sauce that is a staple on every Moroccan table.

Addictive and versatile. You will adore it!

Masa harina 1kg yellow packet

Masa harina flour – 1kg


Masa harina is the traditional flour used to make tortillas, tamales, and other Mexican dishes. Literally translated from Spanish, it means “dough flour,” because the flour is made from dried masa, a dough from specially treated corn.

Mount zero Persian style red lentils

Mount zero Persian style red lentils


Small and spherical in shape, Mount Zero Persian Red Lentils maintain their shape when cooked and have a slightly nutty flavour. Similar to the lentils grown in Castelucio in Umbria Italy

Mount zero french style green lentils

Mount zero french style green lentils


Fifteen years after releasing the first Australian Grown Crop of French Green Lentils, We have managed for a second year to produce Demeter Biodynamic Certified French Style Green Lentils.

Murray River Salt 250g


Produced from ancient saline waters in Australia’s Murray Darling basin, naturally occurring minerals create this unique pink hued salt with a delicate and soft flake. The perfect salt for seasoning steak or other grilled meat.

Nigella seeds

Nigella seeds 70g


Nigella seeds release their peppery and slightly bitter flavour when cooked. The small, crunchy, black kernels are a common ingredient in Indian cuisine, particularly sprinkled on naan bread or incorporated into the ‘panch poran’ spice mix.

Orange Blossom Water

Orange blossom water 250ml


Orange Blossom Water imparts a citrus perfume and delicately bitter flavour into your Middle Eastern and South American desserts and cocktails.


Oregano 150g


Dried oregano can be used in a variety of dishes. It is well suited to slow cooked dishes to bring out the flavour.

Mini cocktail tartlet pastry cases

64 pack Mini cocktail tartlet pastry...


Made from wheat flour, these mini cocktail cases are ideal for your next party.

Top with your favourite filling (we adore them with our famous beetroot & balsamic relish as well along with caramelised onion and fetta) as a great appetizer for your next dinner party!
60 pack = $30
Due to the fragile nature of this product, we can ship however it is not our preference to do so. All care is taken upon packaging our end but pick up is definitely preferable.
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12 pack Mini cocktail tartlet pastry...


Made from wheat flour, these mini cocktail cases are ideal for your next party. Top with your favourite filling (we adore them with caramelised onion and our beetroot & balsamic relish) as a great appetizer for your next dinner party!


La Dalia Pimenton sweet smoked Paprika...


This intensely coloured and scented deep red powder is stone-ground after being smoked for 15 days. A key ingredient in Spanish cooking, it also adds amazing depth to stews, marinades and sauces. This is by far one of the most popular items in our store. You too will become addicted. Oh……and the tin makes for a very cute little vase when you are done!

Organic tri colour Quinoa – Essential...


Produced in Peru, this organic white quinoa is high in protein, gluten free and simple to cook. Use in place of cous cous, toss through a salad or serve for breakfast. Quinoa truly is a ‘super food’ with more health benefits than you could possibly imagine.

Malouf Ras el honout 55g

Malouf Ras el hanout 55g


While every cook from Tunisia to Morocco has their own take on this legendary North African spice blend, this classic combination includes turmeric, chilli powder, cumin, ginger and more. Add to your soups, stews, seafood dishes, tagines and more.

Arborio rice Riseria Gazzani Vialone Nano D.O.P

Riseria Gazzani Vialone Nano D.O.P


This Vialone Nano rice from northeast Italy has a slightly longer grain than arborio, but shorter and fatter than carnaroli. It absorbs more liquid than equivalent rices (for maximum flavour), and retains its shape during cooking.




Rose petals

rose petals 50g


Add flavour and colour to savoury dishes, perfect for salad garnish, cake decoration and desserts.

Rose Water

Cortas Rose Water 300ml


Rose water is a distilled water with the essence of flowers from roses and is used a lot in French and Middle Eastern cuisine as it adds flavouring to both savoury and sweet foods. It is perfect for adding to desserts, ice cream, fruit, salads, Turkish delight and beverages.

Saffron threads

Saffron threads – the real deal...


Harvested by hand in La Mancha, Spain, this category one saffron features uniformly vivid red- strands (containing only the stigma) with a rich flavour and aroma that add intense colour and flavour to a wide variety of dishes.




Produced by drying and grinding the fruit of the sumac plant, this traditional Middle Eastern spice has a wonderful citrus fragrance and an astringent taste. Awesome on fish, poultry, eggs, salads, & can be used in pilaf.

Za atar



Popular throughout the Middle East and northern Africa, this combination of thyme, sesame seeds, sumac and salt can be sprinkled over meats and vegetables and salads.