Ginger Loaf with Pear and Butterscotch Sauce

In combination this is a wonderful dessert, but there is nothing stopping you slicing a piece of ginger loaf for afternoon tea or pouring the butterscotch sauce over good old vanilla ice cream. 125g butter ¾ cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup flour 1½ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp baking powder Cream the butter […]

Satay Roast Cauliflower

I love this satay sauce and often slather it over a whole chicken before roasting, so I knew it would work for cauliflower too. It’s a quick and easy way to make a warming curry-like meal, where you can alter the heat levels to suit by the curry paste you use. This dish is also […]

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 […]

Teriyaki Salmon

I’m a sucker for teriyaki, and this recipe is based on a family favourite, chicken teriyaki (which you’ll find in our new Nourish cookbook – out in June). But in this recipe I swapped out the brown sugar for date syrup, with marvellous results. The date syrup is a less in your face sweetness and […]

Chocolate Spheres

Some chocolate, a pastry brush and a silicon mould are all you need for some hands-on fun in the school holidays, homemade Easter treats or a special way to plate a dessert, like Harriet’s Chocolate Mousse. You will need: Chocolate, broken into pieces (200g will make 12, 70mm molds) Silicon moulds (Sweet Pea Parties has […]

Cheese and Onion Weed Pies

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee Decaires The classic combination of cheese and onion makes these little pies a winner.  And your guests will have no idea you are feeding them and weeding the garden in one go! Pastry 1 cup flour pinch salt 100g butter, cold ⅓ cup sour cream Filling 1 cup ricotta 2 […]