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Tag Archives: almonds

Sour Cherry, Almond and White Chocolate Bars

The momentum is reaching fever pitch as my life drawing group, The Bunya Artists, as we prepare for an exhibition of our work. We are joining the annual Samford Art … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · 21 Comments

Almond Breakfast Risotto

I’m easily bored by breakfast. It’s the one meal of the day when I wish I had an in-house genie to to whisk me to Paris for the perfect croissant … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · 16 Comments

Marzipan Cake with Plums

Finding marzipan locally for Christmas baking in 2016 was impossible. I got in early last year and bought a couple of rolls of the almond confection not knowing exactly what … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 19 Comments

Blood Orange Polenta Cake

I was in Italy when I first marvelled at the sight of a cut blood orange. Tasting the intensely flavoured fruit simply reinforced my infatuation. It was April 1997. I … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 37 Comments

Lemon, Fig and Ginger Nut Cake

I’ve been putting some cake recipes I rank as old favourites through their paces to see how they adapt to being baked using spelt flour rather than wheat. Those of … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 30 Comments

Brunetti’s Almond Cake

I felt compelled to cook from”A Taste of Venice” after referencing fictional Italian detectives in a previous post. Food plays such an important role in Italian life, so it seems … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · 10 Comments

Sicilian Tomato Pesto Trapanese

We have a fabulous multicultural TV channel in Australia, SBS. Late one night about ten years ago we lucked upon a sub titled Sicilian TV detective series, Inspector Montalbano. Our … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 32 Comments

Florentines, naturally gluten free

Removing gluten from my diet has improved my well being immeasurably. However, I question the value of the vast range of commercial gluten free copycat products on the supermarket shelves. … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 17 Comments

Busy Cook’s Lamb Curry

I confess to being pedantic in my approach to cooking Indian food. Whole spices, freshly ground is my usual mantra. This recipe pre dates my purist tendencies, its exact origins … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 20 Comments

Risotto with Chicken and Lime

The eighties, nineties and noughties was a time of great change in the average Aussie kitchen. Evening family meals morphed from meat and potato plus two veg, a legacy of … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 13 Comments