Category Archives: Entertaining

Beef Tataki

How lovely is that backyard!  We visited friends out at Samford last month on the very first chilly day of the season.  I’ve since got my slow cooker out of storage and put it to good use.  Last night was … Continue reading

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Pistachio Meringues With Rosewater Cream

The weekends here lately have been so gorgeous.  Clear, sunny skies, trees are blossoming  and everyone seems to be out and about enjoying the warm change.  Our kids spent the majority of the weekend in the pool and by the … Continue reading

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Roast Vegetable Tarte Tatin

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that this is yet another recipe inspired from watching My Kitchen Rules, but doesn’t it look so delicious? ‘Tarte Tatin’ sounds so technical and fiddly but it isn’t.  The basic idea is to roast … Continue reading

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Zucchini Dip

The one week break from school is over and kids have returned to the regular routine. Poor Elliott has a bit of a head cold so I have kept him home the last few days so he doesn’t go and … Continue reading

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Crostini

Here I am, lounging about on a Sunday evening with the baseball on in the background.  I know nothing about baseball but when it seems that everywhere here is gripped with San Francisco Giants fever, it is hard to ignore.  … Continue reading

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Caramelised Figs With Hazelnuts

I bought a bag of what I think will be the last figs of season and have been indulging in a few too many Caramelised Figs.  Such a simple little recipe that gives halved figs a thin, crisp caramel shell … Continue reading

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Duck And Mango Salad

Too many busy weekends have passed since we all sat down in the backyard and shared this amazing Duck and Mango salad.  I don’t like it when life gets so busy that we have no time on a weekend to … Continue reading

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Plum And Hazelnut Crostata

One of my most loved cookbooks is Belinda Jeffery’s ‘Mix & Bake’.  It is quite well worn and tattered but very much loved and I’m slowly working my way through all the recipes.  One recipe that I have been eyeing … Continue reading

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Strawberry Granita

My ice cream machine has been put to good use lately for weekend desserts.  Vanilla bean ice cream and a chocolate ice cream with chocolate chunks has been our family favourites but Tilly has been requesting a strawberry sorbet. Last … Continue reading

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Ricotta And Tomato Tart

I keep a never-ending list of my favourite recipes that I want to share here when I get time.  Unfortunately I am adding to the list more than I am working through the list, so it is always quite satisfying … Continue reading

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