Monthly Archives: March 2009

Dessert in a hurry

I guess we all have  those days when plans are changed and suddenly there are more guests than you first thought or your  children remember as you pop them into bed that they are supposed to bring cake to school … Continue reading

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Blackberry panna cotta

I love the mix of textures in this desert, the smooth panna cotta the crisp lightness of the honey wafer and the tart graininess of the blackberries. The best thing is that it was soooo easy and quick. I put … Continue reading

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Spiced Fruit Pinwheels

This is the sort of cooking your Grandmother used to do. Homemade, simple, quick and best eaten warm from the oven. Ingredients 3 cups self-raising flour 60g butter, chilled, cubed 1/4 cup caster sugar 11/4 cups milk 2 teaspoons ground … Continue reading

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Picking Blackberries

Memories of Picking blackberries.. Up early in the crisp country air, the birds all singing, vines still wet with dew, pick some, eat some, stop for some breaky. Home made bacon and egg Mcmuffins washed down with iced coffee made … Continue reading

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Grilled figs with blue cheese

Grilled Fresh ripe figs topped with blue cheese made a fabulous starter. Simple quick and delicous.

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How NOT to make biscuits

I spotted a recipe for simple vanilla biscuits and decided to whip up a batch for when the children arrived home “starving” . I had no issues with the recipe ( to quote Jeremy Clarkson “How hard can it be?”) … Continue reading

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Oysters and Champagne

After any event I always like to debrief, and critique the food we prepared and the way it was cooked and presented I spend quite a bit of time talking about what went well what didn’t, what could be improved … Continue reading

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