Salmon & Asparagus wraps

I am delighted to share this recipe with my followers.  It is so simple and yet so delicious! Ingredients 4 salmon slices 4 slices of Italian prosciutto di Parma or Spanish Serrano ham 1 tablespoon of olive oil 12 asparagus spears, trimmed freshly ground black pepper salt to taste lemon wedges, to garnish Method Preheat […]

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Butter Squash Soup with Garlic & White Wine

I wish I could say that this wonderful recipe is mine but this soup recipe comes from my favourite cooking book “Seven Fires” written by Francis Mallmann an Argentinean chef born in Patagonia.  In his book simple ingredients are transformed into glorious food, charred meats and vegetables become an array of contrasting flavours and textures all cooked on the BBQ, or on […]

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Honey & Ginger Custard Pie

This is a rich and scrumptious pie.  This pie is best made the day before to allow for easier cutting. Ingredients 370g ginger nut biscuits 100g unsalted butter, melted and then cooled 175g honey 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste 600ml pouring cream 110g crystallised ginger, chopped 6 egg yolks 3 teaspoons cornflour 55g caster sugar Method Preheat oven to […]

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Chargrilled Spicy Squid Salad

This salad is Thailand in a bowl. Colour and texture are very important in all Thai salads as well as the spiciness, sourness and saltiness in the dressing, all of the above have to balance well for the perfect salad. It is also very important to have all the ingredients ready so you can just toss and serve. […]

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Autumn Pavlova

Pomegranate is harvested on a significant scale in Western Australia in the towns of Geraldton and Albany as well as in the hills to the East of Perth. Autumn is the time to visit a pomegranate orchard as it is this time of the year the pomegranates are bursting open.  Their seeds are big and ruby red surrounded by a tart juicy red […]

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Prawn Cocktail – The Classic Recipe

In Colombia Prawn Cocktail or “Coctel de Camarones” is one of the most popular snacks on the beach and in the kitchens of the Caribbean and Pacific towns of Colombia.   Prawns are a staple in my home as my mother was born on the Pacific coast, which has the best seafood in Colombia. This cocktail is a delicious combination of mayonnaise, ketchup, lime juice with a bit […]

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