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Author: Michael

Catherine’s Carrot Cake

Catherine’s Carrot Cake

This is another recipe from our surprisingly prolific COVID work-from-home cooking group (which has been one big and unforeseen upside of working from home). This was introduced to us, and now you, by our friend Catherine, who is Aussie, but I’m not sure if this […]

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Origins Burnt Basque Cheesecake is said to have originated in a restaurant called La Viña in San Sebastian in the early 90s. However, it was brought to my attention due to a craze for the cake that swept through Japan in 2019. So much so, […]

Red Onion Marmalade

Red Onion Marmalade

Ingredients 1 kilo red onions, sliced thinly 2 cloves of garlic 100 grams brown sugar 200 ml red wine 150 ml red wine vinegar or Apple cider vinegar 50 ml Balsamic Vinegar Pinch of salt Sprig of rosemary Slice onions as thinly as possible and […]

Quick puttanesca-inspired pasta with tofu

Quick puttanesca-inspired pasta with tofu

This sauce is super tasty and super quick, it’s done in the time it takes to cook your pasta so from start to finish it’s a 15 minute meal. Adding tofu is anything but traditional but it’s a great option for pasta lovers who like […]

Finger-licking Lemon Curd

Finger-licking Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is a real home comfort food for me. At home my mother would usually only make it at Christmas, so it also evokes Christmassy very feelings. Well this is my mother’s original recipe and as I write this, one month after being home […]

Chicken story

Chicken story

Having grown up on a farm, the desire to be somewhat self-sufficient is something I have never lost. Living in a city, you’re never going to have enough space to grow all of your food but you can use what space you have creatively. I […]

Stuffed zucchini flowers

Stuffed zucchini flowers

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The old adage is very true when it comes to Zucchini flowers. They are one of those things that are either treasured or discarded without a second thought. I learned to treasure them while living in Italy where […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Try this quick and easy Irish Soda Bread recipe, goes great with a hearty soup or serve with some honey mustard and smoked salmon!

Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans

Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans

Indulge yourself with this deliciously moreish Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans. This is a real winner all year round, best served with a nice thick slice of Irish soda bread. Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans […]

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup15 minCook Time 15 minTotal Time Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredients400 grams peas, fresh or frozenOne large onion, chopped1 stick of celery chopped.Three cloves of garlic, mincedOne small spicy chilli pepper, finely choppedA dozen mint leavesHalf a dozen basil […]