summer

Latte Granita
Latte Granita

   Granita is a Sicilian frozen icy dessert made water, sugar and flavouring. A light refreshing treat, granita is a textural delight. In Italy where it is extremely popular, the texture can range from coarse icy crystals to slushy and sorbet like. It is...

Think Red Juice
Think Red Juice

When I did the green juice last week, I had no idea how amazed many of you would be that I used a blender and not a juicer. I have a juicing station that I rarely use (because I am lazy!) and have almost always used my blender for juicing/extracting (because I am...

Cheesecake Berry Trifle
Cheesecake Berry Trifle

I made this delightfully simple dessert for Easter. It requires no cooking or baking, just some assembling of ingredients, some whisking and putting it all together. It is one of the fastest desserts I have ever made and tastes amazing. It also feels luxuriously...

Chickpea Bhel Salad
Chickpea Bhel Salad

  On the streets of Mumbai, especially around a large water body like the curve of a beach or a lake are colourful gypsy like carts selling bhelpuri (bh-ail-poo-ree) and panipuri (p-aa-nee-poo-ree). Bhelpuri is a very popular street snack made up of puffed rice,...

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding
Mango Coconut Rice Pudding

Mango is my favourite fruit. Always has been. We may have enjoyed the very last few batches of the Aussie mangoes as summer almost comes to a close. They seem to be disappearing from the farmer's markets, already replaced with autumnal produce. Although short-lived,...

Think Green Juice
Think Green Juice

There is a movement out there. With what we consume. And how much. There are bandwagons. Many of them. And people are constantly jumping on and off. Fads. Choices. An unhealthy obsession with being healthy. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. But it goes against the...

Mango And Toasted Coconut Semifreddo

  I was very excited to try the new Krups GVS2 Ice Cream Maker when it arrived the day before. After unpacking and the box and making sure everything was in place, I briefly browsed through the manual. As per the instructions I placed the main tub in the freezer...

Brown Bread And Rum Ice Cream
Brown Bread And Rum Ice Cream

  Brown Bread And Rum No Churn Ice Cream. Tell me you want it! Scream it to me! Because it is THAT good! It will make you feel like naughty and nice, you know? those two little things that pop on either side of your head, one an angel in white and the other a...

Summer Peach And Lemon Jam
Summer Peach And Lemon Jam

Summer in Australia is a stone fruit lover's dream. Markets abound with peaches, plums, apricots and mangoes, sold in trays of luscious golden, sun-kissed goodness. We are big fruit eaters in this house and there is always plenty to eat and blend or bake. When we...

Potato Bacon And Egg Grill Sandwich
Potato Bacon And Egg Grill Sandwich

I did a hearty and warm salad for dinner last night. No pasta and no rice, I thought to myself. I whipped up a hot pot of pumpkin and potato soup. Drawing inspiration from a Lyonnaise salad that I make quite often, I decided to make a warm version of it with some...