Category Archives: Fruit & Vegetables

Radicchio Salad with Apple

   This is my current favourite salad and it is a fantastic accompaniment to barbecued meat and crispy roast potatoes. It is also as pretty as a picture! Radicchio is a red leaf lettuce and is immensely popular with Italians, chargrilled … Continue reading

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Mango Harvest

After a disappointing crop last year, our beautiful mango tree has rewarded us with a bountiful crop this year. As you can see some of our babies were enormous! The last few weeks has been non-stop mango … mango shakes, … Continue reading

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Poached Figs (or Pears) in Spiced Red Wine

I originally poached some pears in this red wine spice mix, and there was so much liquid leftover I decided to put in a packet of dried Greek white figs and poach them too.  The syrup had taken on additional … Continue reading

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Eva Longoria’s chunky guacamole and Vera Cruz corn

I came across Eva Longoria (from Desperate Housewives) cookbook in the library recently.  Now Eva is obviously gorgeous and extremely petite, so I did wonder what she would have to offer in a cookbook – 100 ways with carrot and … Continue reading

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Inca Berries

It is always fun to go to markets and discover something new. I went to Flemington markets on the weekend and stopped at the dried fruit and nut stall to get some gorgeous dried sour cherries and noticed these sun-dried … Continue reading

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Travel Memories – Horta in Greece

On my last trip to Greece a few years ago, at nearly every meal we had a plate of ‘Horta’, which are basically boiled greens, served with olive oil, salt and lemon juice. Doesn’t sound very exciting but I really … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Pears

In winter more than any other time, there is something quite satisfying about baked fruit dessert as a finish to a meal.  Like a baked apples, this dessert is dead easy and the greatest effort lies in peeling the fruit. … Continue reading

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