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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...

May 31, 2019

Butter; What is it that makes it so special? What is the very first thing that pops into your mind at the mention of it? Is it a golden, crispy-skinned roast chicken that has been smeared in the stuff? Perhaps it’s the sound of the knife, scratching over the surface of...

November 15, 2018

I had been dreaming of creating a lovely spelt and rosemary pastry that would delicately fold over a filling of creamy ricotta and brightly coloured rainbow chard, a good grating of pecorino folded through for that extra bite, for some time.

The mushrooms would be gentl...

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 29, 2018

As the end of the month fast approaches it feels like winter is well and truly on our doorstep. The wood smoke that fills the crisp, cool air is definitely becoming stronger as more and more homes tuck up tight in a bid to keep Mr Jack Frost from lurking into every noo...

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...

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