Pear and Almond Frangipane Freeform Tart

When Sunday rolls around (often with a simple bink of an eye) I make my morning commute into The Valley. A stunning tree lined, farm strewn, creek lined, rainforest just 5 kilometers from the beach. It’s a place to rejuvenate … Continue reading

Marinated Salmon and Quinoa Maki rolls w\ Thai Kombucha dipping sauce

I’m not sure when sushi became a convenience food, with little pop up shops dotted through shopping centers, continuous conveyer belts lined with miniaturised plates of all the differing manifestations of sushi, but I’m so glad they have. In an … Continue reading

Baked Passionfruit Cheesecake

I love those deserts that are created from the reminiscence of the back of the fridge. Fruit that has been long forgotten or given. Cheese hidden as though treasure. Food based media personalities have been claiming loud and clear that … Continue reading

Hazelnut milk

As a life long morning cereal eater, usually my homemade toasted muesli and mostly avoiding dairy, it’s been all about soy when it comes to milk choice. That is until recently, when procrastination about grocery shopping resulted in a shortage … Continue reading

10 ways to help the world from your kitchen prt 1

Where the environment is concerned, we all have to be responsible for our impact. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to helping the environment, with feelings of insignificance. Daily I’m reminded “We must become the change we wish … Continue reading

“Caramello” Pot de Creme

We found ourselves with a lot of chocolate after Christmas, and although most was devoured eagerly, I managed to sneak some aside for some extravagance. Caramel, Chocolate, salt. There couldn’t be a more perfect union. Balanced, creamy and sweet. It’s … Continue reading

Raspberry and Verbena Iced Tea

It’s well into summer here in the southern Hemisphere. Long hot humid days are upon us. Days perfect for nothing more than cool water swimming and ice cold drinks and iced tea sure does fit the latter. For me, iced … Continue reading

Spiced Tomato and Cherry Chutney

  I’m inherently British, I was born there and my family like to upkeep many British traditions, a big turkey roast at Christmas (despite the 40c heat), tea is drunk whenever anyone moves and chutney and pickles are the traditional … Continue reading