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Spicy Tamarind Salmon

    ‘We are having FISH for dinner – It’s BRAIN FOOD’ Lynne Roach   My mother would feed us fish the night before any exam, interview or important test. She firmly believed that her grilled salmon with wild rice would improve our results. Bless her. She was a good stick. And in a way she […]

Spiced Rhubarb, Plum and Pomegranate Compote

‘Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies’ Sharon Kay Penman       Ingredients 5 ripe plums, halved and stones removed 4 stalks of rhubarb, cut into 5cm lengths 2 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick, snapped in half […]

Christmas Wreath Pavlova

‘Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused – in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened – by the recurrence of Christmas.’ Charles Dickens     This is a stunning dessert for Christmas Day. It is absolutely delicious.   Ingredients 8 […]

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 […]

Fruit salad with fresh mint and coconut vanilla syrup

Warmer weather is upon us, the days are getting longer, the garden is bursting with new buds and fragrant flowers and the chickens have annihilated the strawberry patch. I can ‘t really blame them, the burgeoning wheelbarrow was far too tempting for any fowl to resist. We made the mistake of allowing the girls out […]

Vanilla and ginger cheesecake for The Poms

*featured image care of goodfood.com.au Photography by William Meppem/Jennifer Soo Styling by Hannah Meppem     “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia   […]