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Beetroot Cupcakes

20 Sep 14 by

Vegetables work really well in desserts – they’re sweet and colourful and a great way to use leftovers (like this Courgette Cake and these Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes). These beetroot cupcakes are fluffy and moist inside and have a nice crispy top.

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Crab Soba Noodles with Zucchini, Wakame & Anise

20 Sep 14 by

When I saw a tray of 4 local sand crabs for $10 at the markets recently, I decided this was deal that had to be taken up. I used them to cook up a crab & soba noodle dish. The delicateness of crab works well with the earthiness of soba noodles, sweetness of anise and freshness of a different herbs and ocean-umami flavours of wakame and dashi.

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CHANEL Supermarché

9 Sep 14 by

In a nod to New York fashion week, I thought I’d recap on one of my favourite runway shows from Paris Fashion week in March 2014, the CHANEL supermarket.

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Pineapple & Liquorice Cupcakes

24 Aug 14 by

These aromatic little cakes were inspired by an idea to combine two of our favourite foods. The sweet, tropical flavours of pineapple pair well with the exotic, herbal flavours of liquorice – pineapple is often combined with star anise in desserts and syrups, and a fennel and pineapple slaw makes a great summer salad.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake – artwork by Teebs

18 Aug 14 by

This is everything you want from a chocolate cake – rich, moist and chocolatey. This cake is great because you can use almost any combination of nuts and seeds you have on hand, which will give the cake a slightly different flavour and texture each time you make it. We’ve used combination of almonds with hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and pine nuts.

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Spiced Pumpkin Cakes

18 Aug 14 by

These cute little numbers were the fortuitous result of a winter marrow glut. They taste like all the good things about winter – cosy and comforting, with the sweet aroma of spices.

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Checkerboard Cookies

8 Aug 14 by

These enchanting little biscuits are an absolute novelty, and worth the technical challenge! We like to nibble them square by square.

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Orecchiette with fresh herbs & feta

4 Aug 14 by

Orecchiette (singular, orecchietta), from orecchio (ear) + etto (small)) is a kind of home-made pasta typical of Puglia or Apulia, a region of Southern Italy. Its name comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear. In this recipe we’ve teamed little delight with all of the fresh herbs, some citrus and a sprinkling of feta cheese for the ultimate alfresco dining meal or easy midweek meal.