Anzac Day the food parcels from home
desserts — cold puddings…new!
Crème Caramel everyone’s favourite we share our recipe!
easter traditions general informationpashka the stunning Russian cheese and glacé easter cakekulichwonderful Russian easter yeast cakeSimnel cake traditional British easter cake fruit cake style
poppy seed tart utterly divine but you'll only be able to make it if you own or can borrow a poppy seed mill
can’t live without my two sous–vide machines from sous vide Australia. We have worked them hard for two months…left them on for three days straight and they haven’t faltered. In years of being beseiged to endorse equipment this is only the second time I have so totally supported a brand. Made in Australia it is a fabulous and inexpensive solution for the home cook or small restaurant kitchen sections…please CLICK HERE to go to their web site.
Shanghai guide! click on the image!
Sick of being splattered when adding ingredients to the Thermo a standard stainless steel jam funnel (yes we know you would have thought their designers might have thought of it!) but then you can say that about plenty of appliances!
…and, by the way I like my Thermomix a whole lot more since after two years of thinking what a crap appliance I now have a lid that engages properly with the start switch.
can’t live without our vac machine but you need to be aware of the food safety issues with vaccing and sous–vide preparation CLICK HERE
Bolito Misto the best of the Italian one pot dishes…new July 6, 2012
pasta and gnocchi
Australian Southern Rocklobster
click here for clear instructions for preparing, preserving in oil, preserving by the sous–vide method
Beyesor a stunning broad bean dip from the Middle eastern kitchen
Garlic absolutely everything you need to know from storing to roasting and some great uses
weeds or if you are feeling particularly modern foraging…hmm!
limes are still cheap remember lime curd freezes and vacs brilliantly and pickled limes have a multitude of uses…please click on the image below for a divine lime and pistachio ice cream and also check out the recipe navigation including pickling and preserving.
the best of tarts
Revised Tarte di Santiago the wonderfully simple, utterly delicious almond tart from the Spanish kitchen…click on the image to go straight to the recipe.
if you love to cook!
and have the patience to work and work at a recipe these scales will change your life. They start weighing from 0.01 of a gram…just bloody brilliant!
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for lots of links to seasonal recipes!
so many great ingredients in season but don’t forget the magnificent chestnut. Yes a lot of work, but worth the effort…please click here to go to our chestnut recipes index
A huge amount of work but worth every scond it takes our chestnut torte is stupendous!
Salad of astringent persimmon, pomegranate, herbs and leaves complex, crunchy delicious this salad does require a little work but rewards with complex individual flavour profiles that work brilliantly with a good Chardonnay…click on the image to go straight to the recipe
check out pickling and preserving and all the Autumn produce recipes.
Use your potato press to extract the pomegranate juice…we advise garbage bag dresses to protect your clothes!
it’s the green olive season
click on the image to go ot our best tried and true recipe.
crème caramel well made to silken perfection this is everyone’s favourite and we think our recipe is about as good as it gets. But, if you’re going to buy crappy cream, skinny milk and cage eggs (not that we think our readers do that sort of thing) the result will never be as good…click on the image to go to the recipe.
the best of apple cakes Michele Guerard’s divine thousand layer apple cake…click on the image to go to the recipe.
everything to do with pears
tips and ideas check out the navigation