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Archive | November, 2015

Carthian Hill Roasted Garlic Aioli

Eat local, Eat fresh. It’s the mantra of the food industry right now and I agree with it wholeheartedly, for many reasons. For our farmers, for our producers, for our environment and ultimately for our wellness – of mind and body. Being mindful of where and how our food is produced is possibly one of […]

Christmas Pudding Semifreddo

After experiencing another blisteringly hot day in Sydney this week, I thought I would share with you my Christmas Pudding Semifreddo recipe (and the cheats version) to cool down your mind and thoughts in readiness for Christmas – all the joy, mess, madness and mayhem! This Semifreddo is delicious. Seriously delicious. It is perfect for Christmas Day, […]

Christmas Sugar Cookies

  These are lovely as a gift for friends at Christmas time. They are lots of fun to decorate with the children, let them get creative. I have to give credit to Martha Stewart for this recipe. No one does cookies better than Martha. I love her, dearly. Probably a bit too much.   Ingredients […]

The perfect Christmas Ham

Burnt orange marmalade glazed ham My Christmas table would not be complete without a glorious glazed ham. This is an old family favourite using burnt orange marmalade made from the fruit grown in my family orchard.   Ingredients 8kg ham  375gm jar burnt orange marmalade 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice […]

Oven roasted chicken breast with lemon, garlic and thyme

  Melbourne Cup Lunch is another of my favourite days of the year, any excuse for food, wine and friends. So many lovely memories growing up of my mother and her friends celebrating the race. Today was a delight. Gorgeous friends, lots of bubbles, the occasional fascinator and an easy and delicious lunch. The star […]