spring

Blood Orange Granita

One of the hardest citrus trees to grow, blood oranges usually have a very short season and therefore very prized in the culinary circuit. In the past few years I have seen them in abundance and their supply seems to be growing. Yay for all those blood orange groves that have mastered their fruiting trees. Every year when the red belly, crimson fleshed fruit makes an appearance at the markets, I buy by the bucket (Sorry Australia, I might be ... Read More >>

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. Emma worked her styling magic on the cheese boards and the cake tables, she also taught us how to make floral crowns, we chatted... Read More >>

Roasted Corn And Raw Zucchini Coleslaw. Win A Copy Of Plenty More By Yotam Ottolenghi

  My preorder of Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook Plenty More arrived just as I was shoving two French tart tins filled with a raspberry cake batter that I was planning to take to a community barbecue an hour later. Of course, I had to stop everything else that I was meant to do including showering, getting dressed, packing a picnic basket and making sure my little clan remembered to put on their shoes before the hour was up. Five minute... Read More >>

Passionfruit Curd Cake

  Since posting a recipe for passionfruit butter yesterday, I realised a lot of people wanted to know why I called it butter and not curd. There are two reasons. The lemon curd and passionfruit curd concept is very new to me. I never grew up with it and did not experience it until a few years ago, well into my foodie shenanigans here in Australia. Curd in India was always a reference for yoghurt. My mind associates curd with yoghurt. Ca... Read More >>