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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...

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...

July 29, 2018

Arriving home after a week of sunshine filled days, long morning walks along the beach and multiple dips in the ocean we were very quickly reminded that we are still very much in the winter months here, on the Mornington Peninsula.

As strange as it may sound and as love...

July 15, 2018

I can't quite recall when my love affair with curries began. Perhaps it was the introduction through my mums Thai green chicken curry, made with the sachet of Masterfoods Thai green curry paste to which she would then add a few extra veggies for some added texture, tha...

July 1, 2018

 It's like a hug in a bowl; a warming, steaming vessel full of the most simple of ingredients, most of the time. It's in the chopping; the stirring; the simmering and on occasion, when it is called for, the blending that creates either a chunky, hearty concoction or on...

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 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...

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