Words and Images by Amber Bremner Sushi hand rolls (or temaki sushi) are basically a rolled cone of seaweed, wrapped around rice and fillings. Once the rice is made they’re very quick and easy to make (much less faff then making traditional sushi rolls at home), child friendly and a bit of fun. We serve […]


Words and images by Fiona Hugues Look at me all brave and eating blue cheese! To be fair this dish doesn’t scream the pongy blue of old, mainly because I’ve toned it down a tad with cream cheese, but it still has wonderful depth, and added celery gives these little terrines unctuous springtime crunch. By […]

Cauliflower Nuggets

If you’ve been looking for a way to get the kids to eat cauliflower, this is it. These cauliflower nuggets are easy to whip up and go with almost any dipping sauce you can imagine. If serving as a canapé for adults, try a blue cheese sauce or a herby mayo. 450–500g of cauliflower vegetable […]

Fennel Seed Olive Oil Crackers

These crisp crackers make a gorgeous accompaniment to a cheese or antipasto platter.  While delicious with a creamy soft cheese like a brie, I am also known to just munch on them as is. 1½ cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp salt ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ⅓ […]

Marinated Mushroom Tart

This tart is a little bit special and a really lovely way to enjoy antipasto ingredients as a meal. A flaky pastry base is topped with caramelised onion and mustard cashew cream, then baked until golden. This is the blank canvas, ready to have all the good stuff stacked on top. Marinated mushrooms are a […]

Cooking with Kids

Words Brad King, Images Brydie Thompson Here at The Falls Retreat, we believe that a kids’ menu should be equally as enticing and nutritious as the adult version (if not more so for those little growing bodies!). No frozen chicken nuggets around here! And whilst we encourage our kids to try new flavours, we are […]

Olive, Anchovy & Pepper Banderillas

Recipes Oscar and Otto, Images by Alex Spodyneiko Olive, Anchovy & Pepper Banderillas Peppers are a staple in Spanish cuisine and are perfect for tapas. They make a neat little packet to stuff with all sorts of delicious ingredients, for wrapping delicious morsels or on skewers. Filling options are endless. This recipe can be easily […]

Entertaining Wayne’s Way

Recipes Wayne Good, Images Brydie Thompson There is nothing like getting a group of people together, cooking some great food and opening a bottle of wine, or three. If I’m going to have a dinner party, I see this as being a great excuse to set a proper table, with a tablecloth, and proper cloth […]


Recipe & Image: KATHY PATERSON Serves 6 150g Brie or Camembert 1 tbsp runny honey a few fresh herb flowers or other edible flowers Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the unwrapped Brie or Camembert on the prepared tray. Score the top using a sharp knife then place […]

Green Olive and Pumpkin Seed Tapenade

Recipe & Images: Amber Bremner Tapenade is a traditional French condiment usually made with olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil. This version is vegan, and a little healthier with pumpkin seeds giving a boost of fibre, protein and iron. Serve tapenade in place of pesto, as part of an antipasto platter, on crackers, bread or […]