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Rhubarb and Gin Crumble

Rhubarb and Gin Crumble

This is my rhubarb and gin custard slice with wattleseed and walnut crumble. This dessert is inspired by my rhubarb gimlet that I created for world gin day today. This is an absolutely delicious desert that brings together the beautiful native ingredients from Archie...

Skansk Kalops (Swedish Beef Stew)

Skansk Kalops (Swedish Beef Stew)

This is my version of Skånsk kalops which is a very simple, traditional Swedish Beef Stew with Onions, Allspice and Carrots. I have used Beef short ribs in my stew as I love the gelatinous texture you get and super tender beef when it is slow cooked. The Allspice...

Smoky Blue Cocktail

Smoky Blue Cocktail

This is a drink that definitely impressed as part of Australian Cocktail Month. It took me back to fruit tingle days in Brisbane at City Rowers Nightclub – but this was waaaay better! It was made at La Costa in Fortitude Valley Brisbane and called Oceano Blu....

Spicy Hickey Cocktail

Spicy Hickey Cocktail

I have experienced some pretty awesome cocktails as part of Australian Cocktail Month, so I have jumped onto Hairydog to order some cocktail ingredients to recreate a couple at home. This is my version of the Tricky Hickey that I tried at Mr Badgers in Woolloongabba...

Old Fashioned Bunny Cocktail

Old Fashioned Bunny Cocktail

The Old-Fashioned was first invented back in the early 1800’s and is recognized as one of the six basic drinks, along with the Daiquiri, Jack Rose, Manhattan, Martini and Sidecar. The first record of an Old Fashioned was in 1806, when a New York paper referred to a...

Easter Bunny Mule Cocktail

Easter Bunny Mule Cocktail

This is a relatively guilt-free cocktail, as I feel like I am having a healthy juice, but with the extra kick (enter Mule pun) of beautiful Dart Gin and Stones Ginger beer.  This is based on a Moscow Mule, a very popular cocktail invented in 1941 at New York's Chatham...

Choc Bunny Alexander Cocktail

Choc Bunny Alexander Cocktail

I am a big Beatles fan and Beatles fans will probably know that The Brandy Alexander was John Lennon's favorite cocktail. He said that it tasted like milkshakes – and he was not wrong!  However, the Brandy Alexander is said to be named after Troy Alexander who...

Turkish delight sago plum pudding

Turkish delight sago plum pudding

A sago plum pudding at Christmas time is a family tradition for me. I love the texture Sago adds to this pudding, This is based on my Nanna’s recipe, but I have added some amazing Turkish delight flavours – which I love!!! This is probably the best Christmas pudding I...

Spicy pork belly with mango

Spicy pork belly with mango

This is a delicious recipe that hero’s beautiful Bowen Mangoes – which are in season and delicious at Christmas time in Queensland. This recipe works best with mangoes that are still a little green and tart. Mango goes really well with pork, and this dish is inspired...

Christmas

Turkish delight sago plum pudding

Turkish delight sago plum pudding

A sago plum pudding at Christmas time is a family tradition for me. I love the texture Sago adds to this pudding, This is based on my Nanna’s recipe, but I have added some amazing Turkish delight flavours – which I love!!! This is probably the best Christmas pudding I...

Fruit toast sour cocktail

Fruit toast sour cocktail

Dried fruit and Christmas time are inseparable if you ask me. I love fruitcake, fruit mince pies and of course fruit toast! This fun little cocktail is inspired by spicy, delicious fruit toast and it is sooo Christmasy! The fruit toast syrup is a little weird to make...

Lady fennel sour cocktail

Lady fennel sour cocktail

I love a White Lady cocktail. It is a classic cocktail made with gin, cointreau, fresh lemon juice and egg white. It is a member of the sidecar family, and this is my version of a White Lady Cocktail adding Fennel for a lovely Christmas touch!  I call it my Lady...

Bowen mango chutney

Bowen mango chutney

Bowen mango chutney with caramelized onions, apples and nigella seeds. This is the yummiest, most delicious chutney for Christmas. It goes really well with your Christmas Ham, Turkey, or any cold meats. It is fairly mild, but has a good hit of mango, caramelised...

Super crispy Hasselback potatoes

Super crispy Hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoes or in Swedish Hasselbackspotatis are a type of baked potato that is cut about halfway through into thin slices and baked until golden brown. They were said to be created in 1953 by Leif Elisson, a trainee chef at Hasselbacken restaurant...

Peking duck Fattoush

Peking duck Fattoush

Fattoush is a "bread salad" originating in Northern Lebanon.  It was created by Lebanese farmers who would fry leftover pita scraps in some olive oil and build their Fattoush with whatever in-season vegetables and herbs they have on hand. Therefore, the ingredients...

Australischstollen Bites

Australischstollen Bites

For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with Christmas cake. My Nanna, then my Mum would make many boiled fruit cakes every year for Christmas as gifts, and the family always looked forward to them.  We would also have Stollen at Christmas time as my...

Nanna’s sago plum pudding

Nanna’s sago plum pudding

I am a big fan of Christmas, and nothing is better than a hot Sago Plum pudding drizzled in warm creamy custard. I actually prefer it to a traditional Christmas pudding, as it is a little lighter. I also love the texture Sago adds to this pudding, and it is not quite...

Main course

Skansk Kalops (Swedish Beef Stew)

Skansk Kalops (Swedish Beef Stew)

This is my version of Skånsk kalops which is a very simple, traditional Swedish Beef Stew with Onions, Allspice and Carrots. I have used Beef short ribs in my stew as I love the gelatinous texture you get and super tender beef when it is slow cooked. The Allspice...

Spicy pork belly with mango

Spicy pork belly with mango

This is a delicious recipe that hero’s beautiful Bowen Mangoes – which are in season and delicious at Christmas time in Queensland. This recipe works best with mangoes that are still a little green and tart. Mango goes really well with pork, and this dish is inspired...

Seville Negroni Glazed Ham

Seville Negroni Glazed Ham

This is my all time absolute favourite Christmas Ham Glaze! It is inspired by one of my favourite Liqueur coffee’s is a Seville Coffee – which has a shot of Cointreau. I have combined this with my favourite cocktail, a Negroni, to create an absolute brilliant flavour...

Peking duck Fattoush

Peking duck Fattoush

Fattoush is a "bread salad" originating in Northern Lebanon.  It was created by Lebanese farmers who would fry leftover pita scraps in some olive oil and build their Fattoush with whatever in-season vegetables and herbs they have on hand. Therefore, the ingredients...

Barramundi bush curry

Barramundi bush curry

This delightful dish is inspired by my love of Thai cooking. It is in no way a traditional curry recipe, but is one that celebrates our incredible Australian native ingredients. It is a mild curry with the native peppers and myrtle leaves providing a kick of spice and...

Gnocchi Parisienne

Gnocchi Parisienne

This is one of my favourite recipes - it is super delicious, fun to make, and uses the same dough used for profiteroles, pâte à choux, to create light buttery gnocchi that is poached in water rather than baked then fried until crispy. This is a great example of how...

Black truffle gnocchi with wild mushrooms

Black truffle gnocchi with wild mushrooms

This recipe uses black truffle and wild mushrooms to pair beautifully with a tomato cream sauce and light, fluffy potato gnocchi. There are a lot of different versions out there for gnocchi, and this is my favourite way of making beautifully light potato gnocchi....

Beef Tataki with truffle ponzu

Beef Tataki with truffle ponzu

The smoky seared beef, earthy black truffle, zingy yuzu and sweet pear go so well together in this dish. It is fairly quick to put together, but the ponzu dressing does get better if you leave it to sit for a while, ideally overnight but it can be just 30mins – 1...

drinks

Smoky Blue Cocktail

Smoky Blue Cocktail

This is a drink that definitely impressed as part of Australian Cocktail Month. It took me back to fruit tingle days in Brisbane at City Rowers Nightclub – but this was waaaay better! It was made at La Costa in Fortitude Valley Brisbane and called Oceano Blu....

Spicy Hickey Cocktail

Spicy Hickey Cocktail

I have experienced some pretty awesome cocktails as part of Australian Cocktail Month, so I have jumped onto Hairydog to order some cocktail ingredients to recreate a couple at home. This is my version of the Tricky Hickey that I tried at Mr Badgers in Woolloongabba...

Old Fashioned Bunny Cocktail

Old Fashioned Bunny Cocktail

The Old-Fashioned was first invented back in the early 1800’s and is recognized as one of the six basic drinks, along with the Daiquiri, Jack Rose, Manhattan, Martini and Sidecar. The first record of an Old Fashioned was in 1806, when a New York paper referred to a...

Easter Bunny Mule Cocktail

Easter Bunny Mule Cocktail

This is a relatively guilt-free cocktail, as I feel like I am having a healthy juice, but with the extra kick (enter Mule pun) of beautiful Dart Gin and Stones Ginger beer.  This is based on a Moscow Mule, a very popular cocktail invented in 1941 at New York's Chatham...

Choc Bunny Alexander Cocktail

Choc Bunny Alexander Cocktail

I am a big Beatles fan and Beatles fans will probably know that The Brandy Alexander was John Lennon's favorite cocktail. He said that it tasted like milkshakes – and he was not wrong!  However, the Brandy Alexander is said to be named after Troy Alexander who...

Fruit toast sour cocktail

Fruit toast sour cocktail

Dried fruit and Christmas time are inseparable if you ask me. I love fruitcake, fruit mince pies and of course fruit toast! This fun little cocktail is inspired by spicy, delicious fruit toast and it is sooo Christmasy! The fruit toast syrup is a little weird to make...

Lady fennel sour cocktail

Lady fennel sour cocktail

I love a White Lady cocktail. It is a classic cocktail made with gin, cointreau, fresh lemon juice and egg white. It is a member of the sidecar family, and this is my version of a White Lady Cocktail adding Fennel for a lovely Christmas touch!  I call it my Lady...

Seville Negroni Cocktail

Seville Negroni Cocktail

One of my favourite Liqueur coffee’s is a Seville Coffee – which has a shot of Cointreu. Orange and Coffee are a brilliant flavour pairing. The bright citrus notes of orange are perfectly complimented by the shady, eathy flavours of coffee. I love a liqueur coffee,...

Spicy Moscow Mango Mule Cocktail

Spicy Moscow Mango Mule Cocktail

Mangoes at Christmas time in Queensland are at their absolute best! Bown Mangoes are my absolute favourite! This is a fresh, summery, delicious cocktail that is spiced up with Bunderberg Spiced Ginger beer. This Ginger beer only comes out at Christmas time and it is...

Black truffle sour cocktail

Black truffle sour cocktail

I love a good cocktail and love experimenting with interesting flavours, ingredients and unique spirits. I am also a big Gin fan, so this cocktail inspired by a similar cocktail by Gordon Ramsay, uses one of my favourite Gins from Hellfire Bluff Distillery in Tasmania...

Desserts

Rhubarb and Gin Crumble

Rhubarb and Gin Crumble

This is my rhubarb and gin custard slice with wattleseed and walnut crumble. This dessert is inspired by my rhubarb gimlet that I created for world gin day today. This is an absolutely delicious desert that brings together the beautiful native ingredients from Archie...

Turkish delight sago plum pudding

Turkish delight sago plum pudding

A sago plum pudding at Christmas time is a family tradition for me. I love the texture Sago adds to this pudding, This is based on my Nanna’s recipe, but I have added some amazing Turkish delight flavours – which I love!!! This is probably the best Christmas pudding I...

Australischstollen Bites

Australischstollen Bites

For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with Christmas cake. My Nanna, then my Mum would make many boiled fruit cakes every year for Christmas as gifts, and the family always looked forward to them.  We would also have Stollen at Christmas time as my...

Nanna’s sago plum pudding

Nanna’s sago plum pudding

I am a big fan of Christmas, and nothing is better than a hot Sago Plum pudding drizzled in warm creamy custard. I actually prefer it to a traditional Christmas pudding, as it is a little lighter. I also love the texture Sago adds to this pudding, and it is not quite...

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

Did you know the much-loved cheesecake has been around for over 2000 years? The oldest record of our much-loved cheesecake is by the writer Athenaeus in 230 AD. But even more interesting, records have been found from as long ago as 776 BC indicating that Cheesecake,...

Black Gold

Black Gold

This recipe is the recipe that started the dream. My audition dish for Masterchef Australia 2021. I spent a few months perfecting it, and going through so many different variations and changes. It took a lot of work, patience and practice to get right, but when I...

Black truffle and tonka bean panna cotta

Black truffle and tonka bean panna cotta

This is such a yummy dessert that is quite simple to make, my black truffle and tonka bean Panna Cotta. The Feuilletine is fun to make and you can use this in a number of different dishes. It might seem strange to use truffle in a desert but it provides a very...

Port and Raisin Clafoutis

Port and Raisin Clafoutis

I really love a good Clafoutis. It is so simple to make, as it is basically a pancake batter that is cooked in the oven and ladened with beautiful fruit. You can pretty much use whatever fruit and liqueur you want which makes this recipe very versatile to whip up at...

Portuguese custard tarts

Portuguese custard tarts

One of my absolute favourite sweet treats are Portuguese Custard Tarts. Crispy, flaky pastry and gooey sweet custard filling that is almost burnt on top. Sooo good!! For a quick hack, if you use store bough pastry these delicious tarts can be made in a jiffy! The most...

Baking

Australischstollen Bites

Australischstollen Bites

For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with Christmas cake. My Nanna, then my Mum would make many boiled fruit cakes every year for Christmas as gifts, and the family always looked forward to them.  We would also have Stollen at Christmas time as my...

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the best Spooky chocolate cupcakes, super moist and light, with a great chocolate flavour. They are a fun treat for Halloween and pretty easy to make. This recipe makes about 6 of each cupcake, but you can choose to decorate them however you want! Have fun...

Nanna’s sago plum pudding

Nanna’s sago plum pudding

I am a big fan of Christmas, and nothing is better than a hot Sago Plum pudding drizzled in warm creamy custard. I actually prefer it to a traditional Christmas pudding, as it is a little lighter. I also love the texture Sago adds to this pudding, and it is not quite...

Pear & pecan spotted dog loaf

Pear & pecan spotted dog loaf

Growing up as a kid, my Grandpa’s favourite cake was a Fruit & Nut Loaf. He affectionately called it “Spotted dog”, as it reminded him of his favourite pet dog. It was a very basic recipe, quick to make as kids and was flavoured with raw peanuts and raisins. We...

Pandan Crêpe Cake

Pandan Crêpe Cake

Crepe cake, also known as gâteau de crêpe or mille crêpe, is comprised of thin layers of crepe sandwiched between pastry cream. Crepes—from the Latin word crispus, meaning curled—are sold in just about any French restaurant and street kiosks around the world. They are...

Neapolitan Cake

Neapolitan Cake

Neapolitan ice cream cake was one of my favourite cakes growing up because I was always indecisive and wanted to try everything! - so Neapolitan was always a win because I got three different flavours in one. Traditionally you would know the Neapolitan ice cream...

Torta Caprese with orange meringue

Torta Caprese with orange meringue

Torta Caprese, or Caprese cake from the Island of Capri is a popular Neapolitan dessert. When baked correctly, it will be crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. This is the ultimate flourless chocolate cake. It was actually invented as a mistake over...

Strawberry gum friands

Strawberry gum friands

Financiers originated in France and are small almond cakes flavoured with beurre noisette (browned butter). They are light and moist on the inside with a crisp outer crust. Originally made by the Visitandine order of nuns in the 17th century, the financier was...

Dairy-free

Amaretti biscuits

Amaretti biscuits

Amaretti biscuits are so delicious and go soo well with Zabaglione. They are a  great way to use up your left over egg whites from the Zabaglione. They are easy to make, with only a few ingredients,  egg whites, ground almonds and sugar and flavoured with vanilla and...

Earl grey zabaglione

Earl grey zabaglione

Zabaglione is one of my favourite quick desserts that you can mix up and change around the flavours to be whatever you want. It is truly a glorious cloud of custard pleasure that is light and ladened with booze! What is not to love really!? It is pretty quick to make...

Gluten-free

Torta Caprese with orange meringue

Torta Caprese with orange meringue

Torta Caprese, or Caprese cake from the Island of Capri is a popular Neapolitan dessert. When baked correctly, it will be crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. This is the ultimate flourless chocolate cake. It was actually invented as a mistake over...

Amaretti biscuits

Amaretti biscuits

Amaretti biscuits are so delicious and go soo well with Zabaglione. They are a  great way to use up your left over egg whites from the Zabaglione. They are easy to make, with only a few ingredients,  egg whites, ground almonds and sugar and flavoured with vanilla and...

Earl grey zabaglione

Earl grey zabaglione

Zabaglione is one of my favourite quick desserts that you can mix up and change around the flavours to be whatever you want. It is truly a glorious cloud of custard pleasure that is light and ladened with booze! What is not to love really!? It is pretty quick to make...

Drinks

Smoky Blue Cocktail

Smoky Blue Cocktail

This is a drink that definitely impressed as part of Australian Cocktail Month. It took me back to fruit tingle days in Brisbane at City Rowers Nightclub – but this was waaaay better! It was made at La Costa in Fortitude Valley Brisbane and called Oceano Blu....

Spicy Hickey Cocktail

Spicy Hickey Cocktail

I have experienced some pretty awesome cocktails as part of Australian Cocktail Month, so I have jumped onto Hairydog to order some cocktail ingredients to recreate a couple at home. This is my version of the Tricky Hickey that I tried at Mr Badgers in Woolloongabba...

Old Fashioned Bunny Cocktail

Old Fashioned Bunny Cocktail

The Old-Fashioned was first invented back in the early 1800’s and is recognized as one of the six basic drinks, along with the Daiquiri, Jack Rose, Manhattan, Martini and Sidecar. The first record of an Old Fashioned was in 1806, when a New York paper referred to a...

Easter Bunny Mule Cocktail

Easter Bunny Mule Cocktail

This is a relatively guilt-free cocktail, as I feel like I am having a healthy juice, but with the extra kick (enter Mule pun) of beautiful Dart Gin and Stones Ginger beer.  This is based on a Moscow Mule, a very popular cocktail invented in 1941 at New York's Chatham...

Choc Bunny Alexander Cocktail

Choc Bunny Alexander Cocktail

I am a big Beatles fan and Beatles fans will probably know that The Brandy Alexander was John Lennon's favorite cocktail. He said that it tasted like milkshakes – and he was not wrong!  However, the Brandy Alexander is said to be named after Troy Alexander who...

Fruit toast sour cocktail

Fruit toast sour cocktail

Dried fruit and Christmas time are inseparable if you ask me. I love fruitcake, fruit mince pies and of course fruit toast! This fun little cocktail is inspired by spicy, delicious fruit toast and it is sooo Christmasy! The fruit toast syrup is a little weird to make...

Lady fennel sour cocktail

Lady fennel sour cocktail

I love a White Lady cocktail. It is a classic cocktail made with gin, cointreau, fresh lemon juice and egg white. It is a member of the sidecar family, and this is my version of a White Lady Cocktail adding Fennel for a lovely Christmas touch!  I call it my Lady...

Seville Negroni Cocktail

Seville Negroni Cocktail

One of my favourite Liqueur coffee’s is a Seville Coffee – which has a shot of Cointreu. Orange and Coffee are a brilliant flavour pairing. The bright citrus notes of orange are perfectly complimented by the shady, eathy flavours of coffee. I love a liqueur coffee,...

Spicy Moscow Mango Mule Cocktail

Spicy Moscow Mango Mule Cocktail

Mangoes at Christmas time in Queensland are at their absolute best! Bown Mangoes are my absolute favourite! This is a fresh, summery, delicious cocktail that is spiced up with Bunderberg Spiced Ginger beer. This Ginger beer only comes out at Christmas time and it is...

Black truffle sour cocktail

Black truffle sour cocktail

I love a good cocktail and love experimenting with interesting flavours, ingredients and unique spirits. I am also a big Gin fan, so this cocktail inspired by a similar cocktail by Gordon Ramsay, uses one of my favourite Gins from Hellfire Bluff Distillery in Tasmania...

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