My Danish Strawberries & Marzipan Pastries

It is spring time in Australia and this means it’s strawberry season.  The strawberries come in hot red colours with an intense fragrance.  Their season is short and families are eager to visit the small farms and orchards around Perth where they can have a family picnic and return home with a big box of freshly harvested sweet strawberries. Unfortunately, this […]

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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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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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A Christmas Bombe

Wrap up Christmas lunch with this simple dessert.   It is basically ready made ice-cream and ready made Christmas cake layers.  Put a new spin on it using your imagination and decorating it using chocolates, marshmallows, nuts, meringue, chocolate sauce etc. plus any Christmas decorations you have at hand! Ingredients 1 1/2 tubs of vanilla Ice-cream ( one litre) 1 […]

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Orange & Purple Pickled Baby Carrots

Support your local growers! Saturday morning is my time to visit one of the many weekend markets in Perth.  I like to arrive early when the market is not too crowded so I can lose myself in the labyrinth of stalls with seasonal fruits and vegetables.  Perth has so many of these markets which are scattered all over the city. Quite frankly,  the vegetables and […]

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Thai Spring Rolls

Crunchy spring rolls are a popular feature in most Asian cuisines.  Thais fill their version with garlic, pork and glass noodles. Ingredients 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 50g minced pork (optional) 1/2 cup raw cabbage, shredded 1/2 cup raw carrot, shredded 1/2  cup bean sprouts 1 1/2 teaspoons light soy sauce 1/2  teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon […]

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