This is everything a pav should be: crisp shell, marshmallowy centre, mountains of whipped velvety cream and loads of gorgeous berries. Second slice? Why not!
Archives for 2018
Chocolate and cherries, cherries and chocolate. Mmmm …
This is a go-to dish for me when I want a knock-your-socks-off impressive dish. Works every time.
Pot cake? Yep, grab a pot and a spoon and away you go…
Adding plenty of chives and lashings of butter to new potatoes and asparagus makes them more than fit for the Christmas table. But why wait until then?
Give you Christmas day roasties a shake up with thyme, preserved lemon and a tangy dressing!
Forget cream cheese, sour cream or fiddly dips, just opt for labna over summer.
This is the stuff of dreams – a mountain of crisp meringue with a marshmallowy centre, filled with dollops of rich and velvety limoncello cream, dripping with tangy raspberry juice, stuffed with fresh raspberries, then finished with a generous shake of icing sugar and raspberry powder.
Delicious anytime, but special enough for a festive meal.
A little creative plating can help expensive berries feed many mouths … and it looks so festive!
I had a chat with Wendyl Nissen about 10 years ago. About chooks. Although we worked in the same industry at the time (magazineland) our paths had never crossed, but I knew she kept chooks, and as I wanted to get some, I got her number and called her. She’s one of those people who […]
Foraging pays off … make a yummy pesto from nasturtium leaves.
Quick quick, new knives in time for Christmas.
Pavarotti loved this so much, he asked me for the recipe. True!
Easy when you know how – try this method and produce lovely even slices, all edged with glaze.
Gloriously fudgy in texture, new season jersey benne potatoes are worth getting excited about.
Planning on eating your way around the world? Read this book before you leave home.
Look at the picture. Don’t even think about it. Just make it.
For a humdinger dish, leave the seeds in the chilli. Whaaaa!
Summer on a plate! Delicious and good for you. Rings all the bells … especially good for Xmas day.
Crunchy crackling is a gift from the gods. Don’t think about it as being naughty – I mean, how can it be when it gives you so much pleasure!
Don’t you hate a naked bean salad? I mean, if you wanted to eat undressed beans, you could just eat them straight out of the can. Come on! Dress it up. Make it tasty.
It’s weird and I don’t know why it works, but soft-cooked eggs on squished avocado just tastes so damned good.
Succulent prawns with the crunch of a good salad, doused in a sweet sour sesame dressing with a nice bite of chilli is just the thing for hot weather.
It could be that pomegranates were the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. They’re nothing much to look at on the outside but the clusters of ruby-red jewel-like seeds inside could have seduced even the staunchest of hearts.
Thanks California for helping us out over winter … but we don’t need you now. Oh, oops, though would you mind sending us your pomegranates for our festive tables? Ta.