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Food in the Garden City – Singapore

Food in the Garden City – Singapore

People say no visit to Singapore is complete without wonderful food experiences and so I was determined that my first time in Singapore was not going to be the exception. Looking for authenticity and local flavour, I headed to a hawkers market in Chinatown one weekday...
Sausage-making

Sausage-making

The colder weather has been making me think of autumnal dishes to cook for the family, and it reminded me how much I love sausages! This year I got to make my own sausages with my brother-in-law Mark and I have to say it was a lot of fun. The end product tasted...
Harissa Paste

Harissa Paste

I love chillies and one of my favourite things to make with the last of the capsicums and chillies from my garden is harissa paste. Harissa is a usual ingredient in North African and Middle Eastern cookery. It’s often served on the side or added to cooked dishes, and...
Coromandel Seafood Festival

Coromandel Seafood Festival

Yesterday, the sun shone on my little stall at the Coromandel Seafood Festival and I had an awesome day selling cookbooks and preserves and greeting cards. I was also lucky enough to be chosen to judge the cookery competition between three local chefs from Umu Café,...
Passion fruit sorbet

Passion fruit sorbet

A carpet of passion fruit under the vine… the high winds and rain this month have given me a glut of passionfruit to use up and this is the perfect solution! It is sweet but deliciously zingy and the flavour of the passion fruit really comes through. I made enough...