Tag Archives: Lemon

A Cooling Taste Of Christmas. Raspberry Yoghurt Semifreddo With Gingerbread Crumbs

I know its almost Christmas when bags of Pfeffernüsse start appearing in supermarkets and delicatessens. I’ve always had a huge soft spot for these delicious little German “pepper nut” cookies. Full of a heady mix of honey, molasses and ground spices; nutmeg, cardamom, anise, … Continue reading

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Summer Staples. Roast Potato Salad With Fresh Mint And A Lemon Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette.

Let’s start this conversation with a deceptively simple yet potentially polarising question. How do you prefer your potato salad?  Dressed with mayonnaise? Or vinaigrette?  On the subject of this summer barbecue and picnic staple, our household is steadfastly, almost irrevocably … Continue reading

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Simple Cheese Making At Home. Thick, Luscious And Creamy Mascarpone.

Mascarpone. Word associations. Triple Creme. Luxurious. Expensive. Italy’s answer to creme fraiche. Thick, luscious and creamy. Slightly sour with a wonderful palate cleansing tang. Celebrations. Cannoli and tiramisu. Lazy holiday brunch. Peaches and cream. Sweet summer berry tarts. Savoury mushroom … Continue reading

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Skordalia. Greek Potato, Garlic And Lemon Dip.

If there is anything that reminds me of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea it’s Skordalia. A classic Greek dip made from very simple pantry ingredients; boiled potatoes, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Often served in tavernas as an … Continue reading

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From The Italian Trattoria. Parmesan, Parsley and Lemon Crumbed Pork Cotoletta.

To me late Spring is synonymous with warm days and balmy evenings.  Time to throw open the doors to enjoy long, leisurely, al fresco evening meals outside. This calls for simple, unfussy platters of rustic food. Big on flavour but … Continue reading

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Keeping To Time Honoured Christmas Traditions. Festive Fruit Mince Scrolls.

Last Friday my aunt and I spent a pleasant afternoon chopping and soaking fruit for this year’s Christmas pudding. This week the pudding will be made and steamed and put away in a dark cool place to mature. We’re keeping … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 300 Calories. Oven Baked Sweet Potato And Carrot Rosti.

A new week, another fast day recipe idea. Inspired, yet again, by my favourite new kitchen gadget, a mint green handheld spiraliser. This time around sweet potato and carrot simply and easily transformed into long thin strands in mere moments. … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween. Spooky Bubble Tea. Frog Spawn With Beetlejuice. Lemon Infused Tapioca Pearls With Cranberry Tea.

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Here is a whimsical spooky take on bubble tea just in time for Halloween. Frog Spawn with Beetlejuice aka Lemon Infused Tapioca Pearls With Cranberry Tea. Blame my girls who have developed quite the obsession … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 300 Calories. Raw Asparagus and Zucchini Salad with Parmesan, Lemon And Mint

Here’s another 5-2 fast day meal idea that celebrates the abundance of gorgeously fresh produce. In Italy ‘Insalata Crudi‘ or raw vegetable salads are a staple of any Spring or Summer dinner table. Vibrant and delicious they are a breeze … Continue reading

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Keeping Cool When Temperatures Soar. Sweet And Refreshing. Watermelon And Strawberry Lemonade.

What to drink when temperatures soar?  Something sweet and refreshing and incredibly easy to prepare.  This time last year with juicy watermelons and lush strawberries in plentiful supply at the markets I made Watermelon, Mint and Lime Paletas  and Granita. … Continue reading

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