Cinnamon Apple Chips

Cinnamon Apple Chips

During the Christmas holidays, we all tend to eat a lot.  And we also snack a lot more than during other times of the year.  I find it easier to snack on healthy food and fresh fruits here in Australia, as it is summer, but for all my friends and family up in the Northern…

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Vanilla Poached Tamarillos

Vanilla Poached Tamarillos #SundaySupper

This week, the #SundaySupper bloggers are sharing recipes with ingredients that are hunted or foraged. This can include wild game or vegetarian options or also special ingredients that you have to source online or hunt down at specialty markets.  I love the theme!  As I regularly cook with ethnic ingredients (where for ethnic, I mean…

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Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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 Passion fruit Béarnaise Sauce

Passion fruit Béarnaise Sauce

This month, the Daring Cooks got a little saucy! Jenni from the Gingered Whisk taught us the basics of how to make the five mother-sauces and encouraged us to get creative with them, creating a wide variety of delicious, fresh sauces in our very own kitchens. I was really thrilled by this challenge!  I make some sauces…

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Poire Belle Helene

Poire Belle Helene

Today’s recipe is a dessert: Poire belle Hélène is a beautiful looking treat made up of vanilla poached pears, served with a warm chocolate sauce, whipped cream (or vanilla ice cream) and toasted almonds.  Need I say more?  I personally love it.  I think pear and chocolate, just like orange and chocolate, is a match…

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Caramel Apple Bars

Caramel Apple Bars

Winter, I love it.  I know I may be among the few people out there who prefer winter and cold weather to summer… but I have always loved it.  I love short days, cozy evenings reading on the couch covered with an old woollen blanket while sipping a cup of hot tea.  Even better if…

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Verrine Fraicheur

Verrine Fraicheur

Today’s dish is a very quick recipe.  Going through my Visual Archive, I have realised that I do not have many breakfast recipes on the blog.  I guess the main reason is because Italians are not big on breakfast.  In fact, we mostly have coffee (or cappuccino) and a croissant or cookies.  I personally just…

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Aamrakhand

Aamrakhand

Today’s recipe is an Indian dessert.  A few months ago I shared with you the recipe for Shrikhand, a smooth and airy yogurt mousse made with hung curd, sugar, saffron, cardamom and nuts.  Today, I am going to show you how to make what is basically a mango flavoured Shrikhand, called Aamrakhand.  The recipe is…

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Mmmm strawberry jam… who doesn’t like it?  It was my absolute favourite for a long time.  As a child, it would be the only one I would eat.  Growing up I have learnt how to appreciate a wider vairiety of jams and preserves, but my love for strawberry jam is still there, intact.  Making your…

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Pomegranate Risotto

Pomegranate Risotto

As you know, autumn has come to the Southern hemisphere.  I can’t lie… I don’t mind it.  I welcome the fresher air and the leaves changing colour on the trees.  It is a beautiful season.  And I LOVE autumn food: mushrooms, chestnuts, quince… pomegranates.  In fact, pomegranates always put a smile on my face: I…

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Peach Melba

Peach Melba

Happy Australia Day to all my fellow Aussies!  In honour of our National Holiday, I thought I’d share with you a special dessert: Peach Melba.  This delicious and very easy to make dessert of peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream was invented in the 1890’s by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the…

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