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    Mushroom & Leek Tarte Tatin

    While many consider mushrooms a plant, or vegetable, they are in fact a fungus. Well, the fruit of a fungal organism to be exact. If you think of the way apple trees bear fruit with seeds to produce new apple trees, the fungus that creates mushrooms bears its fruit (in this case mushrooms) to carr[...]
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    Basil Pesto

    Basil pesto is a wonderful staple to have on hand. You can use it to coat freshly cooked pasta, it can be used as a spread in a sandwich, as a dip, to marinade foods, or dolloped into soups. Pesto originates from the Genoa in Italy and the name is based on the Genoese word pestâ which means to pou[...]
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    Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

    This fortnights Cookbook Challenge was Rice/Noodles and immediately thought of risotto, which I love, but I wanted to do something different. I flipped through my cookbooks for inspiration and stumbled across Rice Stuffed Tomatoes in Everyday Italian by Giada DeLaurentiis and thought I'd give that [...]
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    Sweet Potato Curry Puffs

    Curry Puffs. Who doesn't love them? Little parcels of deliciousness encased in golden flaky pastry. Making your own is surprisingly simple, albiet a little fiddly, but definitely worth the effort. For my curry puffs I used a Donna Hay recipe. Most curry puff recipes tend to include regular pota[...]
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    Thai Green Curry Paste

    When you are vegetarian it can often be difficult to buy a good curry paste that does not contain shrimp paste or other seafood products. Don't let that put you off though, as making your own curry paste is so easy and the end result is a delicious curry paste where you have complete control over t[...]
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    Baked Lemon Cheesecake

    Now, onto the lemon cheesecake, which I made before our move, and was something I made for my boyfriend who specifically asked if I could make him a cheesecake which he spied in an article when he saw me flipping through a food magazine. Being someone who isn't really a fan of cheesecake I have to [...]
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