Category Archives: Fruits

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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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JASMINE AND MANGO PANNA COTTA SHOOTERS

These panna cotta shooters are a very elegant and exotic dessert.  I believe they would be the perfect dessert for any New Year’s Eve dinner party.  When I smell jasmine, I am always brought back in time… you see, in … Continue reading

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BANANA BASIL JAM

Left over bananas.  Why is it that I ALWAYS have left over bananas in my kitchen?  Ah, yes… wait.  It must be because my kids always beg me to buy them when they see them at the grocery store… they … Continue reading

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APPLE CROSTATA WITH STREUSEL TOPPING

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a crostata that I used to make in Italy.  I used to make it quite often, especially in the colder months.  I love crostate and apple crostate are my favourite.  … Continue reading

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MOSTARDA MANTOVANA

Today’s recipe is a traditional recipe of the Italian region of Lombardy, where I was born.  There are a few different kinds of mostarda, which is not the same as mustard as you may have noticed from the pictures in … Continue reading

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CHILLED YOGURT CAKE WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE

Today’s dessert is a cold treat and it is one that is actually not too bad for you as it is made (mainly) with natural yogurt.  Back in Italy there is a famous pre mixed version of this that is … Continue reading

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PINEAPPLE CRUMBLE WITH BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE

Today’s recipe is a spur of the moment kind of recipe.  I had some fresh pineapple in the fridge and some butterscotch sauce leftover from another dish and I knew they would taste delicious together.  So, I came up with … Continue reading

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