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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“Cuatro Leches cake”

What makes the Tres Leches Cake, a Latin American and Mexican humble cake, so alluring ????  Well, for Latin Americans and Mexicans this cake is baked at home and the recipe is passed down from one generation to another.  For others it is a moist, sticky and sweet cake that literally melts in your mouth. My passion for new flavours drew me to […]

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Seasonal Pear Tart

Who can resist the smooth, crumbly texture of a rich fruit tart! It is autumn in Australia and I see lots of pears in the markets.  Pears are so versatile you can poach them, roast them, juice them, or just eat them as they are. I still do not know which one is my favourite pear variety, but for this recipe I […]

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Pears In White Wine

I do not normally eat pears or apples uncooked.  I feel that when pears and apples are cooked their flavour and fragrance are richer. I cooked these pears in white wine but you can cook them in red wine, Calvados or Cider.  Whichever liqueur you use your pears will be divine. Ingredients 6 small pears, semi-ripe […]

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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 Fried Rice & Roasted pineapple

My first Thai cooking lesson was at the Mandarin Oriental Thai cooking School in Bangkok.  I made my way early in the morning to the Hotel.   I took the Sky train (BTS) to the Taksin bridge and then walked to the pier.  There was a beautiful hotel barge waiting for all the students that were joining […]

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Flans a la Fleur d’Oranger

  Instead of the usual Christmas cakes and puddings I wanted to create a dish that could be prepared in a matter of minutes and could be done ahead of time if needed.  Orange blossom water might surprise you in this recipe, but it is very popular in many French recipes.  It is used to flavour crêpes, […]

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