Mascarpone and loganberry chocolate tart

Recently I’ve noticed a berry bush growing near the place I’m living at and on the weekend I picked a bunch of these berries. I thought they were blackberry fruiting couple of months earlier than usual. But my friend Susan tells me they are loganberries. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Food and Nutrition, the loganberry is a cross between a European raspberry and Californian … Continue reading Mascarpone and loganberry chocolate tart

Brunsli Chocolate Cookies

On this first day of December, a friend and I met to make some Christmas treats to gift to friends. We made two batches of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Brunsli Chocolate Cookies. These gluten and dairy-free treats are so simple to make and delicious to eat that we recommend trying them this Christmas. It is made using almond meal and has orange rind it it for that … Continue reading Brunsli Chocolate Cookies

Making duwali and meeting refugees

For my birthday this year a friend, who lives in the Middle East, ordered a copy of this beautiful book called Tea and Thread: portraits of middle eastern women far from home. I was surprised and touched by her thoughtfulness and when I opened the package in the mail I was captured by the beautiful photographs and women featured in the book. As the title … Continue reading Making duwali and meeting refugees

South Coast Getaway: some foodie spots

On the weekend we had a getaway down to Pambula on the South Coast of New South Wales. It was our first time to Pambula and we enjoyed a few cafes and food spots along the way that I thought I’d share. Miss Heidi’s Tea House (Cooma) The quickest route to Pambula from Canberra is south through Cooma and over ‘Brown Mountain’ to Pambula. We … Continue reading South Coast Getaway: some foodie spots

Lemon Butter: Yummy Yummy

It’s a great time of year to be cooking with lemons when the Meyer and the Lisbon varieties are fruiting. We’ve got lemons ripening on our friends’ tree in Canberra and I’m pretty sure it’s the Meyer variety because it doesn’t have thorns like the Lisbon variety. The Meyer variety is mild in flavour and good for pancakes and juice but lacking in punch for … Continue reading Lemon Butter: Yummy Yummy