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Sumac Roasted Eggplant, Lentil And Cherry Salad

This is a thoroughly satisfying, hearty and savoury salad made with minimal fuss by roasting eggplant slices rubbed with sumac, making a garlic balsamic dressing in a mason jar and tossing it all together in a bowl with some lentils, dried cherries and herbs. Need some quick vegan and gluten free lunch inspiration on a... Read More >>
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Lamington Cake

A delightful picnic cake fashioned after the iconic Australian Lamington Slice has layers of tangy butter cake squashed together with homemade roasted rhubarb jam, drizzled with chocolate ganache and topped with coconut. Hard to stop at one bite! The easiest layer cake you will ever make! Earlier this year I col... Read More >>
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New Zealand Trip Part II

After the first leg of our New Zealand road trip of North Island earlier this year, we drove to Waitomo and stayed in a charming little country cottage. We had booked ourselves in for the three hour Spellbound cave tours and the adventure we had while caving in the Spirit Caves and the Glow Worm Caves was truly the... Read More >>
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Market Veggie Strata

Dinner is served with a hearty mix and bake casserole of market fresh veggies, torn sourdough and plenty of herbs that get baked to a delicious roast goodness. Light, healthy and no-fuss make-ahead cooking at its very best. We might not be familiar with the term strata here in Australia but we definitely cook an... Read More >>
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Zucchini Burrata Spring Salad With Pesto And Postcards From The Visual Gathering Workshop

Last Friday I hosted and taught the Visual Art Of Gathering Food & People Workshop at the Cook Republic Headquarters with Emma Duckworth. It was a creative day brimming with styling layer cakes, floral crowns, abundant cheeseboards, lush tablescapes, dessert vignettes, spring salads, food and people photography... Read More >>