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Orange Tres Leches Cake

Thumbnail image for Orange Tres Leches Cake November 22, 2013

Like many good recipes, the origins of Tres Leches Cake are shrouded in mystery. The name literally translates to “three milks cake” and that is basically what it is – either a light sponge or a butter cake soaked in a blend of condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk. It is very popular in [...]

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Cookbook review – Divine Vegan Desserts

March 19, 2013

Wickedly indulgent, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth, decadent – these are not words that I usually associate with vegan food.  The words wholesome, nutritious and healthy are more likely to spring to my mind in association with this particular dietary regime – and don’t the latter descriptors actually preclude the former?  Read on, dear friend, because I might [...]

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Orange Blossom Fig & White Chocolate Ice Cream – wicked!

March 1, 2013

It’s the first day of autumn here in the Adelaide Hills today and there are signs of harvest everywhere.   Driving along the winding roads becomes a little more hazardous as we dodge the large grape-picking machines which travel from vineyard to vineyard, the enormous double-trailered (there’s probably a name for these) trucks carrying the precious [...]

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Vanilla Roasted Apricots

February 21, 2013

One of my favourite things about summer is the seasonal fruit available – especially stone-fruit.  We grow some here on our hill and always get more plums than I can generally use, but rarely score any of the apricots or peaches from the greedy, marauding birds.  When I recall the stone fruit of my youth [...]

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Waste Not – Some Tips to Use Up Heat Affected Fruit & Vegetables

January 18, 2013

It’s been another scorcher all over the wide brown land this week.  My garden is wilting, the dogs (an Irish Wolfhound and a Border Collie – neither really suited to this weather) are languidly panting piles of slightly funky fur and the fruit in the bowl is looking very dodgy.  One of my lovely readers [...]

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Cookbook Review – Delicious Home Cooking by Valli Little & A Chocolate Cheesecake with Cocoa Nib cream

January 11, 2013

It seems that every year Christmas sneaks up on me and catches me unaware.   You’d think at my advanced age (if I told you just what that is, I’d have to kill you) I’d have worked it all out by now, but apparently not – as the posts I wanted to get up before [...]

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