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Nettle and Ricotta Gnudi with Apples, Burnt Butter, Sage and Walnut Sauce

25 Oct 14 by

Cooking with weeds. After picking up some nettles at the market recently I spent the weekend cooking them up in some new dishes. Gnudi is a favourite – little ‘nude’ ravioli, as it butter sauce. With a nuttier, richer taste than spinach, nettles really hold their own on a plate. The rich burnt butter sauce adds some creaminess to the light ricotta rounds.

black sesame cake
Baked & Sweets

Black Sesame Cake

25 Oct 14 by

This (#glutenfree) cake noir has a sandy but moist texture, with a subtly nutty aromatic from the tahini and honey.


Halloween Menu

24 Oct 14 by

Some creepy (but delicious) Halloween menu ideas – Bloody Marys, Beetroot soup with chocolate bread, Squid tentacles on Squid ink bun, Midnight cake & more.

Recipes Seafood

Citrus Zest & Nigella Seed Marinated Red Snapper

21 Oct 14 by

There’s not a more comforting dish to me (other than Mum’s minestrone) than fish and white rice. If ever I’m feeling a bit fragile, sick or upset, fish and rice is my go to dish, whether its tinned tuna, salmon or smoked mackerel. This recipe for Citrus Zest & Nigella Seed Marinated Red Snapper is the ultimate in the fish & rice combination. Perfect for a midweek dinner or any time you need a little pick me up.

Art & Design

Sweet Meat – Meat in desserts

16 Oct 14 by

Photographer Jasmin Schuller dreamed up this lovely little photography series called ‘Sweet Meat’ which got us thinking…although a generous scoop of mince meat atop an crispy waffle one seems wrong at first, there are many right things about it

Vegetable Samosa by Kai Nodland
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Vegetable Samosa, artwork by Kai Nodland

14 Oct 14 by

Samosa are one of those foods that your guests will rarely say no to when passed around on platter. If you’re not up for making the pastry you can use ready made puff pastry or spring roll pastry instead.