Sweet Things: Tropical Fruit Salad

Pawpaw, sultanas (golden raisins), sugar, pistachios, maple syrup. Sometimes I get on a roll with colour. In this case, I spied some giant sultanas (golden raisins) while shopping. I was already thinking about praline so when I saw a large golden pawpaw, I knew what dessert was going to be: simple, smart, delicious. Peel and… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Chocolate Nut Slice

Biscuits, dark chocolate bar with nuts, shredded coconut, prunes, Kremelta (vegetable shortening). Anything is better with chocolate. Late at night, first thing in the morning, and at any other time during the day – chocolate always seems to find a fit. Here is a very quick way of whipping up a chocolate confection. It will… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Hummus

Chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, oil. If you are a vegetarian or have these special people in your sphere, this is a great recipe to keep in the fridge when you want to make sure you are including beans and pulses in your diet, but are tired of looking at them, unembellished. You can add all… [Read More]

Apollo (Sydney)

One of my favorite dining experiences is Sydney’s very popular Apollo restaurant. They serve quite traditional food in a refreshingly modern way. We began our meal with taramasalata, which was served in a foil-topped glass pot with Apollo’s signature flatbread alongside. Extra bread comes in its own box. This was followed by the crispiest, salty,… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Intense Raspberry Icing

Unsalted butter, icing sugar, frozen raspberries, dehydrated raspberry dust, whole dehydrated raspberries. I am not going to give you a recipe for a cake in this instance, but just for the most intense raspberry icing you could possibly imagine. It is the brain child of my sister who made a glorious cake for her daughter’s… [Read More]