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June 22, 2019

A slice of oozy creamy brie sat on top of a piece of Smyrna sun-dried quince and I was in heaven. As I stood there savouring every last morsel I cold feel the ideas blooming in my mind. Walnuts! Yes, walnuts! What if I was to put these three things together - the quinc...

June 9, 2019

My feet quickly scurried over the icy-cold pavers towards the carport; our second fridge lives out there and I grasped whatever it was that I was heading outside to get firmly in my hands before rushing back up to our blue front door. It was when I took that first step...

February 24, 2019

One of the many reasons I love cooking so much is that it can take us to faraway places. Places that we may have been to before or dream of one day traveling to in the future. Becoming adventurous with different recipes and ingredients and opening up our tastebuds to n...

January 29, 2019

A chunk of crusty, stale bread sat on the kitchen bench, homemade might I add. I have come to take a great amount of joy in watching my sourdough starter slowly bubble away throughout the day as it sits on the windowsill in the kitchen, above the bowls of fruit, catchi...

August 28, 2018

When it comes to comfort food the first few meals that come to mind are slow-cooked casseroles, hearty soups and Mums roast dinners. These are meals that take that little bit longer to prepare as they simmer, bake, cook and release that wonderful aroma that feels like...

June 24, 2018

How does one start off making pastry? Do you prefer to use your food processor or take a step into the slower lane and use those wonderful tools that are carried around with you everywhere, your hands? For me, its my hands. They are my most favourite "tool" in the kitc...

May 14, 2018

The house is quiet, apart from the gentle hum of the oven warming the last piece of silverbeet and ricotta tart which I am to have for lunch, yum! The heater has been on since the early hours of the morning as the weather outside is wild to say the least. Every now and...

May 7, 2018

The shadows are dancing on the timber floor as the wind shakes the trees outside, to and fro, to and fro. There is a real chill to the air; its crisp and has been raining on and off since the early hours of the morning.

It's been a rather slow day so far and I am relish...

April 29, 2018

I love the way their hands move so effortlessly across the paper-thin dough; their headscarves adding colour to a bustling market scene; the hum of a hundred different conversations from people passing by.

The parcels of dough, folded over like an envelope containing a...

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