Choc Chip topped Biscuits (gluten free)

Biscuits feature heavily at our house. Quick easy snacks to replenish the energy stores, satisfy a sweet desire and a chance to add some sneaky nutrition into bodies. For me biscuit making is an evolution, each batch is slightly tweaked … Continue reading

Lime and Cinnamon Muesli Bars (nut free)

Sometimes you have to give in. Delve into desire, indulge and listen to that little voice asking for something more. That is the premise of this recipe, created for a little sweet voice of a babe, asking to be just … Continue reading

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

“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

Rhubarb, Hazelnut and Wattleseed Friands

The markets have been so satisfying lately. Colourful, bountiful and summery. Spring and summer sure do bring some tasty wonders. The Rhubarb in particular has been striking. Those ruby stalks standing out in a green sea of spinach, kale, pak … Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Meringue (or what to do with 2 egg whites)

I often find I have 2 egg whites left over from recipes. (these were from my chocolate mousse) I could save them up in the freezer until I had enough to make a batch of friands or macarons, but more … Continue reading

Chocolate mousse with creme de cacao blanc (and a runners up spot for me)

Sometimes you just want rich indulgence. A moment where guilt does not apply. That my friends is exactly what this dessert gives you. Rich, bold and satisfying. Dark Chocolate mousse is something special in this world. Airy, yet dense and … Continue reading