Espresso marshmallows

Espresso marshmallows 1

 

A good espresso is something that is celebrated in our house.  For the past few years G has immersed himself into the world of caffeine and has become quite the self-educated connoisseur.  His love of this habit (for want of a better word) has also meant that half of our kitchen bench space [...]

Strawberry cheesecake with strawberries in rose syrup

Strawberry cheesecake

 

There are times that I can take one look at a photo of a dish and know that I want to cook it.  That is exactly what happened when I saw this cake of the cover of the October 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.  It took me a little while to find the [...]

Buttermilk and vanilla cake with raspberries

Buttermilk and vanilla cake

 

One of the things I love about cooking is being able to bring pleasure to other people’s lives.  I know that might sound like a cliché but it is honestly the truth.  I guess cooking for others is my tool for showing that I care about them. 

I made this cake [...]

Mastic parfait with pistachio, strawberry and rose

Mastic parfait

Desserts have always been one of my favourite things to cook and it is only in the more recent years that I have really enjoyed cooking other dishes.  I also like being able to create slightly different desserts.  Whether it be the shape of certain components or simply the interesting combination of ingredients, I [...]

Need to use - Egg whites

Meringue stack

Being invited to a friends place for dinner is a special treat for me as not too many people will invite and willingly cook for a (self confessed) food junkie.  However, our friend M is a wonderful cook in his own right and often provides me with recipes for his generous and delicious [...]

Alfajores - Spanish shortbread

Alfajores 3

Both G & I have a “thing” for something sweet after dinner.  I know, not the best thing for the waistline but it is just one of those things that we can’t seem to deny ourselves.  Usually whatever sweet little morsel we choose is accompanied by a good quality cup of coffee.  Earlier this [...]

Baci Heaven - Baci semifreddo with Baci di dama (ladies' kisses) biscuits

Ice cream sandwiches

It was Valentine’s Day yesterday and while neither G or I buy into the commercialism of the day we do like to spend some time together and relax.  The one thing I do like about a day that celebrates love is that it reminds us all how important our loved ones are in our lives.  [...]