When it comes to favourite things to eat, I can’t go past a well-stocked cheese board, ideally featuring the likes of a triple cream brie, a sharp blue, some good plain crackers, muscatels, some nuts, and a generous slab of quince paste. The latter brings a pleasingly sweet tanginess and some […]
I’m all about a generous layer of jam spread over toast at breakfast time (or lunch time, or dinner time – let’s be real), so making jam at home has always peaked my interest. I have fond memories of my dad making jars upon jars of […]
I did a fantastic cheese-making class at Cornersmith in Marrickville last year under the guidance of cheese maestro Kristen Allen. Apart from making some terrific whey-related puns, Kristen also shared several clever uses for the inevitably large quantities of whey leftover from cheese making.
When breakfasting in a café I’m the person who can never decide between the pancakes and the eggs, a sweet-versus-savoury dilemma I can’t seem to shake even when making breakfast at home. Generally I like to borrow from both categories (a favourite of mine being […]
All-natural nut butters are hardly a rare and elusive beast, but for someone with a compulsive need to recreate recipes at home, taking peanut butter for a spin was bound to happen sooner or later. “Recipe” is almost certainly a generous title for a process […]
Making fresh pasta at home is one of my favourite Sunday afternoon rituals. There is something incredibly relaxing about making the dough and shaping the pasta, then crafting a delicious meal from scratch. Best of all, the only strenuous aspects involved are an occasional visit […]