Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Fennel Salad

I grew up just eating red tomatoes, but today there are so many varieties of tomatoes and one of my favourites is the heirloom cherry tomatoes.  I love the colours and flavours of the various varieties.  I like to eat them like grapes and I also like them in a simple salad. I think the heirloom tomatoes are so […]

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Charred Corn & Ponzu Salad

When it comes to salads  I have come to the conclusion that a salad bowl  is only limited by imagination, so try different greens, vegetables, dressings, and nuts.    This recipe is colourful and flavour-packed and the ponzu dressing transforms it from an ordinary salad to an exceptional one. Look out for this tempting salad to partner with grilled meats or […]

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Thai Smoked Trout Salad

Barbecuing is part of the Australian  way of life and traditionally  sausages are always on the BBQ.  But at Christmas the humble sausage is replaced by beautiful Sharks Bay prawns, rock lobsters and crayfish. Lately, and available in many supermarkets, the deep sea trout has become the star.  Most of the smoked trout comes from South Tasmania where they are naturally smoked.  […]

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Louisiana, My Danish Salad

My Danish Salad for a hot summer in Perth! You wonder why my salad is called a Louisiana Salad if it is a Danish salad?  The answer is simple;  30 miles from Copenhagen there is the Louisiana museum of Modern art.  It is a must see museum.  It is an outside inside museum over looking the Oresund sea between Denmark and Sweden.  […]

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Salade Nicoise

This recipe is for the most commonly served Salade Nicoise.  However, the traditional Salade Nicoise in Nice may not always come with cooked beans or cooked potatoes.  This salad for them reflects the seasons, so the Salade Nicoise varies with the seasons.  In the spring they may use fava beans and artichokes, in the summer sweet yellow rock melon, and in the Autumn finely sliced […]

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Ensaladilla Rusa & Prawns

  From Russia to Spain to Perth! I am in Seville, Spain, making my way to Granada to see the Alhambra. My plan was to visit Ronda, one of the most beautiful white towns of Andalusia also known for its food, wines and bull fighting.  I drove through the wonderful countryside and all along among these magnificent hills there were beautiful white towns and villages in all shapes and […]

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Roasted Carrots with Yoghurt & Tahini Sauce

Ugly Vegetables Are Perfect I was reading TIME magazine this week and in one of its articles they mentioned a food trend for 2017, and in very big letters it said … ugly vegetables go mainstream. This article caught my eye and to my surprise when I went to the supermarket I found these carrots that just fitted the bill.  They were not pretty, […]

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