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Marsala Strawberries
Marsala Strawberries

Did you know that if you paint small pebbles to look like strawberries and put them around your strawberry plants in the garden, the birds will stay at bay because they will assume that the ripening berries are actually pebbles? This tiny bit of urban gardening wisdom...

No-Churn Condensed Milk And Jam Ice Cream
No-Churn Condensed Milk And Jam Ice Cream

A Basic No Churn Condensed Milk Ice Cream With Jam No-Churn! I love that word. Not because I am lazy. I can churn like a machine, even by hand. But because it means the recipe is more accessible, might get done quickly and I might get away without bringing my ice...

Jam Frangipane Drops
Jam Frangipane Drops

What is "Frangipane" you ask? It is a pastry filling made predominantly of the almond meal along with butter, eggs, and flour. The ratio of almond meal is higher creating a creamy, textural paste. It is often used to spread on the base of a tart or galette before...

Rhubarb Strawberry Polenta Traycake
Rhubarb Strawberry Polenta Traycake

A beautiful winter bake, this gluten-free, dairy-free Rhubarb Strawberry Polenta Traycake is baked low and slow for a gorgeous golden brown crust studded with perfectly caramelized winter fruit. Enjoy as a teacake or serve warm as a pudding with a dollop of cream or...

Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101
Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101

It is that time of the year when a lot of us who love to entertain go on the hunt for the perfect show-stopping dessert. Because come on, a glorious dessert is worth much more at a gathering than any dish you create, isn’t it? I obsess a lot about what to cook and...

Strawberry Gin Fizz
Strawberry Gin Fizz

This strawberry gin cocktail recipe couldn't be simpler if it tried. It is essentially a gin and tonic without the tonic of course but with added fresh fruitiness of strawberry and lime. Gin is my favourite liqueur for mixing cocktails followed by rum and maybe...

Festive Gin Smash
Festive Gin Smash

Red, white and green with a bit of gold is an absolute representation of a truly festive thing. And so, my glorious Christmas cocktail which has fresh fruit layers of white lychees, red strawberries and green mint is aptly called – Festive Gin Smash! The perfect...

Rhubarb Strawberry Balsamic Jam
Rhubarb Strawberry Balsamic Jam

A ruby red jam made by slow roasting rhubarb and strawberries with a dash of balsamic and vanilla in a heavy cast iron pan on the cooktop is ready in just under an hour and is delightfully tart and sweet. Makes an ideal Christmas present. I am a jam fiend. My mum made...

Lamington Cake
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...

15 Minute Festive Fruit Punch
15 Minute Festive Fruit Punch

People close to me would say that I have a flamboyant and colourful personality. But I strive for flamboyance with very minimal effort. I am constantly thinking of ways to present something spectacular that becomes a conversation starter at gatherings without a lot of...

Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins
Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins

I love apples. Not just the fruit but the story and emotion surrounding this gorgeous red fruit. Apart from the fact that it was the first fruit that had a story attached to it in kindergarten right through to middle school (hello Adam and Eve! Oh hi Snow White!...

Sweet Strawberry And Rosewater Labneh Bowl
Sweet Strawberry And Rosewater Labneh Bowl

Today I wanted to touch on a childhood memory, a fragment of my mind that seems to have faded because I shared it a long time ago on this blog and haven’t thought about it in years. When I was little, I used to take a bus to the station in my little hometown of Thane....