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Watermelon Feta and Mint Salad

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Watermelon Feta and Mint Salad

You may wish to try a Melita Organic Mini Seedless Watermelon or otherwise a wedge of a larger watermelon to make […]

Deep-fried Ricotta Balls

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Deep-fried Ricotta Balls

Deep-fried ricotta balls make a lovely nibble before an Italian meal. This recipe was developed in celebration of Lyndey’s hosted Culinary Tours […]

Ricotta Torte

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Ricotta Torte

This Ricotta Torte is a recipe I developed in celebration of my ongoing hosted tours to Puglia and Basilicata.

Serves: 12+
Preparation time: 30 minutes […]

Perfect Mashed Potato

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Perfect Mashed Potato

Follow these steps and you, too will make perfect mashed potato. Read on and scroll down for variations.

Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: […]

Pears with Goat’s Curd & Hazelnut Dressing

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Pears with Goat’s Curd & Hazelnut Dressing

Pears in season are glorious raw and they aren’t only for sweet cooking and baking. Pears with Goat’s Curd […]

Smoky Chipotle Beef Brisket

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Smoky Chipotle Beef Brisket

Smoky Chipotle Beef Brisket can be served sliced and plated with creamy soft polenta or pulled apart and used in buns or […]

Simple Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Coffee Spiced Dates

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Simple Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Coffee Spiced Dates

I come back to making this Simple Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Coffee Spiced Dates time and […]

Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle

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Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle

While slow cooking on the bone is wonderful, using boneless lamb saves cooking time in this recipe for Lamb ragu with pappardelle.

Serves: […]

Apple & Blackberry Crumble Muffins

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Apple and Blackberry Crumble Muffins

Logan Brae is a wonderful old apple orchard at Blackheath, the last one in the Blue Mountains which I visited when […]

Ras el hanout Chicken

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Ras el hanout Chicken

Ras el hanout chicken uses a traditional Moroccan spice mix. Loosely translated, it means ‘top of the shop’, to represent the very […]