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lamb shank shepherd’s pie

lamb shank shepherd’s pie

A winter dinner staple, serve with a side of steamed kale or spinach.   ingredients 1 onion, peeled and cut into 2cm-thick slices 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled, plus 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 sprigs rosemary 6 small lamb shanks 500ml medium-bodied red wine olive oil 2 leeks, trimmed, washed and cut into 1cm rounds 2 sticks celery, finely sliced 2 carrots, peeled and finely ... Read More
swedish easter canapés

swedish easter canapés

For Easter I have asked my lovely Swedish friend Emma to introduce us to the world of Nordic nosh. These delicious Scandinavian canapés can be enjoyed all year round! x Steph These seafood canapés are as Swedish as they are easy to make, making them great for Easter Entertainment accompanied ... Read More

Riccadonna e Buon Cibo

I wish every Monday could start with an Italian inspired lunch matched with Italian sparkling wine. Sadly not but this particular Monday I spent the afternoon sipping Riccadonna and grazing on a 4 course lunch cooked by Italian/Australian chef Massimo Miele. As a self confessed lover of all things Italian it was a complete joy ... Read More
rum and raisin panna cotta

rum and raisin panna cotta

A light and festive dessert, easily prepared the day before ingredients 1.2 L thickened cream 8 sheets of gelatin 3 tbsp caster sugar 1 cup raisins dark rum 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp allspice ¼ tsp nutmeg instructions Place the raisins in a bowl and cover with rum, set aside for an hour and ... Read More

out and about in sydney

THE BOATHOUSE Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach (02) 99743868 no reservations, BYO wine only The Boathouse is a favourite spot of mine, perfectly situated on Pittwater with the most divine view. The casual white wood interior is enhanced by the ever changing flower arrangements and creative display of fruit and vegetables. The weekend is always ... Read More
prawn, risoni and feta salad

prawn, risoni and feta salad

 a spring lunch outside with a glass of pinot grigio is the way to enjoy this pasta salad ingredients 1 1/3 cups risoni pasta 1 bunch watercress , leaves picked ½ bunch parsley, chopped 1 large fennel bulb, finely sliced 1 kg king prawns, cooked 200g feta cheese 1 lemon, juice ¼ cup extra virgin ... Read More