There is nothing more comforting than a sweet and tart apple and raspberry crumble on a cold winters night. Serve with a dollop of cream or ice cream.
2 years ago last Saturday, my cousin Alex passed away at 19 years of age as a result of complications of type 1 diabetes. These cupcakes are in memory of Alex.
I love these cookies, they are so much fun. I love the brightly coloured smarties and how they contrast with the dark chocolate cookie. The cookies have an addictive chewy texture (which is even more wonderful when they are slightly warm), making it difficult to stop at one cookie.
People who live in the southern states might not believe me when I say its been cold here in Queensland the last few weeks, but it has. Any time I complain of the cold here I think of how thankful I am that I don’t live in Melbourne or Tasmania anymore (I’ve lived in both…
This Asian noodle soup is something a little different to the usual thick and heavy winter soups though. It is almost reminiscent of summer with it’s bright colours and the flavours of coriander, lime and mint.
Whilst flicking through the latest edition of delicious magazine I came across a Quince clafoutis with prune and armagnac ice cream recipe by Andy Bunn. I’ve made clafoutis a number of times in the past and this recipe was quite different to the one I usually make (my tried and tested recipe comes from The Cooks Book of Everything by Lulu Grimes) so I wanted to give it a try.
I love soups. They are healthy (usually), hearty and satisfying. Especially in cooler weather. I also love them as lunches to take to work as a healthy alternative to cafe food or takeaways.
On a recent trip to Adelaide I came across Mireille Guiliano’s The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook at the airport bookshop. I’ve not read her book French Women Don’t Get Fat, but I am obsessed with cookbooks and have built up quite a collection, and on a flick through of the book some of the recipes in this book intrigued me (for some reason I love French recipes) enough to add this book to my already overflowing collection.
This salad certainly went down a treat, and is quite a change from the usual heavy cream based potato salads. Whilst as satisfying as a regular potato salad you aren’t left with that heavy feeling and as a result of the lemon you feel somewhat refreshed. This salad would be perfect for summer as part of a BBQ or picnic.
Coriander (cilantro) and cashew pesto makes a nice change from the usual basil and pine nut pesto. Coriander pesto provides you with a lot of variety as it can be used to flavour soups (such as my carrot and coriander soup), as a dip, on bruschetta, in a stir fry, as a dressing for some beautiful roast vegetables, as a flavouring for meat, or on pasta.
I recently decided to make Nigella Lawson’s Totally Chocolate Choc Chip Cookies again, but this time with the added addition of some white chocolate chips. The end result provided a combination of dark chocolate cookies, milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. In other words, heaven for any chocoholics, like myself.
Nothing goes better with minestrone than some warm crusty bread. So I decided to try my hand at making some soda bread. I have never actually made bread before and as such I thought I should stick to something relatively easy. Therefore I came up with Soda Bread.