My friend Margaret makes the most incredible Christmas fruit mince every year. This muesli is my tribute - capturing the warm, wintery flavours of her traditional recipe in a lighter, brighter more summery dish. Perfectly paired with a sunny Saturday morning and a short black.
I just got back from 3 weeks working out of our Italian office, tucked away among the medieval towns in Italy’s northeast, just over an hour inland from Venice. (Sometimes life is hard, ya know?)
Eating from a pre-prepared lunchbox never sat well with me as a child. I couldn’t seem to trust that the food going in would be the food coming out, and often it wasn’t. It is no surprise then that I find myself cooking the majority of my lunches.
I credit the sandwich as my gateway food into a general curiosity for cooking. The combination of ingredients are almost as endless as the ways you can eat them, and to kick off the ‘month of lunch’ I can’t think of anything more appropriate.
Thick? Yes! Creamy? Yes! Super kind on the purse strings? Absolutely! I’d like to point out that I’m completely stoked to have mastered the art of homemade yoghurt making. After the success I had with my dairy free coconut yoghurt I thought I should have a go at the real deal.
This recipe sits somewhere in between a dessert and a breakfast. It has a gelatinous texture similar to that of sago and is creamy like rice pudding, without all the sugar and fat. What makes it even more wonderful is that it is very quick to prepare.
Autumn is upon us in our wee corner of the world. The dark edges ever closer as the early evenings give way to night. The mornings carry a chill in the air so where once our bare feet trod the pavements, now socks and shoes cushion our footfall and warm our toes.
Here it is – well the miniature version – bite sized morsels, perfect for sharing with friends over a long leisurely brunch. Banana, bacon and maple syrup are a classic sweet and savoury combination. Enough said, short and sweet just like these little bites!
This has to be my ultimate Sunday morning ritual, and Saturday too, if I can muster the energy. A simple recipe with a big punchy tomato flavour, this is quick to make and fills you up ready for a big day of adventure.
Flashback to 20 or so years ago, and most Sundays we would go to my grandpa’s house and have the most legendary roast dinners – roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, the crispiest, yet fluffiest roast potatoes you could imagine – delicious flavoursome vegetables and gravy…. Don’t get me started on how good the gravy was;
I recently got married (I had to drop this major life event into a post eventually) and an extremely generous gift-giving-group made up of an aunty, an uncle and cousins gave us a kitchen aid mixer. For the last few weeks I’ve told anyone who will listen: “I got a kitchen aid mixer!” followed by [...]
You may not have the same obsession with muesli as I do so I completely understand if you think it’s not an appropriate lunch food. But it’s more than appropriate for those mornings when you’ve run out of time at home to eat and so find yourself sitting at your desk, checking your morning emails [...]
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