Dukkah Encrusted Almonds

This recipe is a new creation, inspired by our theme of the month over on The Cookbook Guru.  Whilst I have not taken it specifically from Claudia Roden, it is inspired by the flavours and thus I still think belongs as a part of  The Cookbook Guru for this month.  In fact, as I wait…

Brisbane’s Good Food and Wine Show 2013

It’s only year two, but I think that we might have created a tradition for ourselves already with visiting the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show.  The event was held this year on the 8-10th of November at the Brisbane Convention Centre. An amazing array of food and wine creators, importers and distributors all get…

Special Herbs and Spices in My Kitchen

For me learning to cook with herbs and spices is something that has come only with experience in the kitchen.  I started out very quietly and uncertain of what I was doing, where now I’m quite happy to be putting handfuls of this and handfuls of that in if I think it will suit the…

Hot Cross Buns… Mark II

             I know Easter is over, but I really wanted to try out my new variation on the original recipe whilst the experience was fresh in my mind.   As the weather cools here, the idea of eating a fruit bread has a lot of appeal for breakfast anyway so I didn’t really need too many…