(Healthy) Caramelised onion jam

Caramelised onion jam

The weather has finally warmed up a little in Perth.  For me, that means my eating habits change.  I want to eat lighter, brighter food.  So it is almost time to say goodbye to my curries and wintery stews and hello to more salads, shakes and ice creams.   It also means the opportunity for more [...]

Chocolate hazelnut spread (aka nutella)

Chocolate hazelnut spread

The last few weeks have been a little nutty (pun intended!), in more ways than one.  I am very grateful to say that the world of Thermomix has been crazy busy thanks to many of you wanting this amazing tool in your own kitchen.  Unfortunately that has meant less time for recipe [...]

Berry crumble slice

Berry crumble slice

 

Several times I have mentioned that the inspiration to create a new recipe can come from many and varied places.  Although this recipe was developed more out of necessity than inspiration.

Most places I’ve lived I have been fortunate enough to have two fridge/freezers or at the least a large fridge [...]

Passionfruit curd

Passionfruit curd tartlets

Thermomix.  Two years ago I would never have believed how big an impact this one kitchen appliance could have on my life.

After vowing that I would never buy one because “no kitchen appliance could be worth that money” I went to a friend’s demonstration with an open mind to “have a look”.  Halfway [...]

Lemon curd

Lemon curd

Like many other households, winter tends to be the time of year when comfort food hits our table.  Dishes like curry, pasta, casserole and all those heart warming things that make you feel snug when it is cold outside.  And while I love all that winter brings at times I can’t help [...]

Caramalised onions

I was so pleased when I woke up this morning and the temperature had dropped overnight and that today was expected to be 30°C (86°F).  We have had so many days of hot weather, even up to 42°C (107°F), that it has made being in a small, hot kitchen rather difficult.  Given the [...]

Make your own - Port soaked figs

Port soaked figs

 

I almost ran out of port soaked figs!  To some of you that may not sound like a crisis but my pork fillet stuffed with wild rice, port soaked figs and marinated feta just won’t be the same without them.  So off I went to one of [...]