Tag Archives: Strawberries

From Nanna’s Old Fashioned Kitchen. Lemon Scented Rice Pudding With Balsamic Basil Strawberries

Anyone who follows my Instagram feed will realise that recently I embarked on the 100 day haiku challenge. Seventeen syllables of poetic creativity a day, structured into three lines; the first containing just five syllables, the second seven, and third … Continue reading

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Fool-Proof. A Light and Airy Fat-Free Chocolate Sponge.

Before I delve any further into this post, there is an important disclaimer I need to make. Fat free refers to the contents of my chocolate sponge, most definitely not the filling. Knowing there is no butter in the sponge … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Mini Berry And Yoghurt Smoothie Bowls.

Last summer I was introduced to the instagram smoothie bowl craze by my teenage daughters. Literally a smoothie in a bowl. Thickened with frozen fruit to  add natural sweetness and creaminess. Topped with an ever-changing but always pretty array of … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Strawberry Chia Agua Fresca.

This past week has been almost unbearably hot and humid, and the next seems to promise little relief. To beat the heat,  I’m turning to Mexico for inspiration, quenching my thirst with aguas frescas. These ingenious “fresh water” infusions combine still … 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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Inspired By Black Star Pastry. Pistachio Dacquoise With Rose Water Infused Watermelon, Berries And Marscapone Cream.

Today’s post continues with my watermelon theme. A couple of weeks ago my very good friend Susan introduced me Black Star Pastry’s magnificent Watermelon Cake. A light as air layered confection of almond dacquoise and rosewater infused berries, watermelon and … Continue reading

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Sweet And Simple. Oven Dried Strawberries.

Oven dried strawberries are something I’ve been wanting to try for ages.  This week, almost serendipitously,  the ideal opportunity presented itself with enormous kilo punnets of fragrant, perfectly ripe and  juicy strawberries available at the markets from our Victorian growers. … Continue reading

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Crisp, Puffed And Golden. Strawberry Choux Pastry Crown With Creme Patissiere.

With a veritable mountain of creme patissiere beckoning from the refrigerator I decided to resurrect my tried and true choux puff pastry recipe.  And so it was I spent a pleasant afternoon playing around with pastry in the kitchen. The … Continue reading

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Inspired By Wimbledon. Individual Strawberry Shortcakes With Creme Fraiche

  I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with Wimbledon. The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Hosted each year by the All England Lawn Tennis Club. So deep is my obsession that  I have just … Continue reading

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Ruby Red Sundays. Rhubarb And Strawberry Compote With Vanilla and Balsamic.

We are fortunate to live in a temperate climate. At the Growers Markets last weekend, despite being in the midst of  winter,  I was lucky enough to pick up bunches of ruby red rhubarb and punnets of sweetly scented strawberries. Just … Continue reading

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