Food Stock photography (3)
including oyster stock photography, cheese stock photography and seafood stock photography
Fresh oysters - Stock photos
Oysters vary widely in their appearance and taste based on numerous factors including geographical location, tidal flows and lunar cycle. They abound in almost every waterway and ocean around the world.
You can enjoy Australian oysters fresh, any time of the year.
You should look for plump full-bodied flesh with a firm texture. The oyster should appear glossy with fresh looking highlights. The oyster should have a clean fresh smell of the ocean.
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Readily available Australian oysters include the well known native Sydney Rock oyster and the introduced Pacific Oyster.
Generally the Pacific oysters are considerably larger in size. Depending on the type of oyster and the region there is a great variety of flavour and size available.
Sydney Fish markets recently estimated that they were selling 1000 oysters per minute in their recent run up to the Christmas holidays.
Sydney certainly does have an appetite for oysters around Christmas and throughout the year generally. Is there a similar spike around Valentines day for these purported aphrodisiacs?
Best enjoyed with lemon and pepper and some fresh crusty bread.
Bread and Butter cucumbers
|Recipe - Pickled Cucumbers
It should be noted that this recipe calls for Lebanese cucumbers but it does not preclude the use of other varieties,But it must be understood that the difference is generally only in appearance, the flavours remain basically the same , but it may be found that some varieties will have larger seeds. The images in this recipe are of a larger variety of cucumber which seemed to work equally as well. Bon Appetite.
5 lbs (2.26kg ) of Lebanese Cucumbers :- Thinly sliced
1/2lb(226g) Onions:- Peeled and thinly sliced
2 Medium Capsicums could be 1 green 1 red Sliced and halved
3 Cups white vinegar
3 cups of Sugar
2 tsps of each Mustard Seed
2 tsps of Celery Seed
A good pinch of ground Cloves.
About 12 Medium size Sterilised jars and lids are required
Serve chilled with cheese and crackers
Cheese Stock photography
Australian cheese makers produce some of the best cheeses in the world.
Australian producers create a fantastic product at a very high standard. They also use a broad range of techniques allowing the production of many different fine cheeses for you to enjoy. Australians are enjoying a wider selection of high quality hard and soft cheeses. These more traditional cheeses are being supplemented with flavoured cheeses and cheeses made from goats and sheeps milk are more common.