Frozen Treats ebook

The Cool Side of Summer eBook Giveaway!

THE ULTIMATE E-BOOK ON FROZEN TREATS IS FINALLY OUT!   25 frozen treat recipes to keep you cool all summer long. All the classics, Italian favourites and so much more. Easy to make, with or without an ice cream maker! Click here to read all about it! Hi everyone! I am so excited to be…

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Mixed Tomato and Halloumi Salad

Mixed Tomato and Halloumi Salad

I am enjoying the Italian springtime at the moment and I can’t help but thinking about the amazing tomato crop that will soon be available at the local markets.  There is absolutely nothing better than ripe Italian tomatoes!  I must say though, that Australia too grows some delicious tomatoes, like the ones in this recipe. …

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Thandai

Thandai

Today, Indians celebrate Holi, the festival of spring, also known as the festival of colours.  Holi signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring, but for many people it’s also an opportunity to repair ruptured relationships. During this time, people play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured…

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Cherry Tomato and Halloumi Bites

Cherry Tomato and Halloumi Bites

It’s the end of summer here.  The kids are back in school (sigh) and we are enjoying the last days of warm weather.  Wait, what?  I think we will still have quite a few warm days around here, but let’s say that, “officially” summer is almost over.  So, I am sharing one of those recipes…

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Pineapple Mojito

Pineapple Mojito

I made this Pineapple Mojito to serve to my friends on New Year’s Eve as an aperitivo, just to start things off before we sat down for dinner.  We had a Spanish theme that night and I know Mojito is not a Spanish cocktail, but I made a little exception as it is one of…

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Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers

Bell pepper, or capsicum as they are known here in Australia, are among my favourite vegetables.  I have always liked them, ever since I was little.  In summer, they would make a regular appearance on our table and I was always delighted.  My mother would make them in many different ways and even though my…

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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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Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

My eldest daughter loves coconut flavoured treats.  She asks me to make coconut cakes, muffins, cupcakes, cookies… You name it.  And off course, coconut ice cream is one of her favourite flavours!  I am happy to oblige as I too like coconut.  It always makes me feel like I am on a tropical island, enjoying…

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Smorrebrod

Smorrebrod

You may not know this, but I have always had a fascination for Scandinavia.  I have visited Denmark a few times and I have been to Finland and Norway too.  Growing up, I have had my share of Scandinavian food and I must say it is delicious.  One of my favourite dishes is definitely Smørrebrød…

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Salada de Bacalhau e Grão

Salada de Bacalhau e Grão

Today’s recipe comes straight from Portugal.  If you follow this blog more or less regularly, you will know I adore Portugal.  I have been there only once, many moons ago, but I was never able to take it out of my head and heart.  So, every now and then, I cook Portuguese food in an…

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Salted Caramel Gelato

Salted Caramel Gelato #SundaySupper

This week the Sunday Supper team is sharing recipes for food that is served cold… as the majority of the group is based in the Northern hemisphere and it is a hot summer up there at the moment.  It has actually been quite cold down here lately.  I do not mind it one bit though, as…

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Pomegranate Mojito

Pomegranate Mojito

Mojito is one of my all time favourite drink.  It reminds me of my time in Cuba, a place I love dearly.  I have already shared with you the recipe for the “original” Mojito, made with lime and mint leaves.  There’s nothing better than a minty Mojito, especially on a hot summer evening.  It is…

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Coconut Tiramisù in a Jar

Coconut Tiramisù in a Jar

Oh Tiramisù, how much I love thee!  I must admit I have had my share of terrific home-made tiramisù while growing up.  Back then it was mostly the classic coffee flavoured version, and I have always thoroughly enjoyed it.  Then the fruity versions started to appear, mostly made with peaches and strawberries.  I like those too,…

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Coco Loco

Coco Loco

Today’s recipe is a drink!  This is not just a cocktail, it is more of a tropical vacation in a glass.  Having been down with the flu and having put up with the cold weather around here, I really needed a little sunshine.  This drink is called Coco Loco (which means Crazy Coconut) and is…

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Salmon Sliders with Aioli

Salmon Sliders with Aioli

Who said burgers have to be made with meat??  I love a good veggie burger and I love a fish burger even more.  These sliders are made with fresh salmon, home-made buns, vegetables and home-made aioli, so besides being utterly delicious they are also fully home-made and they are a healthier take on regular sliders. …

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Tomato and Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Tomato and Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a Middle Eastern inspired salad. I have just recently begun to explore what I call “the amazing world of salads”. It is amazing indeed. Growing up, salad was always lettuce (or tomatoes) dressed with vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and salt. Nothing wrong with that,…

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