IF you are a meat person, many Australians tend to go for either barbecued or cold meats for their meals in a hot February. Cold meats from the deli at supermarkets are poised to be the number one most popular summer treat considering they make easy meals or snacks. They can be put in sandwiches [...]
CITRUS, citrus, citrus. That’s what summer fruit is all about. One of the best things about summer is getting a brilliant and delicious fruit platter out to you after a hot summers day on the beach. Full of watermelon, honeydew melon, nectarines and peaches. Oranges are also the perfect replenishing fruit. Grapes, too, are perfect for [...]
WHEN the old year turns to a new one, people look and hope to have a better year ahead. They look for anything that will bring them good luck and prosperity. Australians love a beer to dwell, a champagne for hope with a swag of bread and dips and cheeses to bring in the new [...]
DECEMBER is the festive period but it is also the start of summer. Out come the citrus fruit for the beginning of the hot period. Nectarines and apricots are hugely popular this time of year. There are many families who have nectarine or apricot trees, waiting for them to season. Both are deliciously refreshing fruits [...]
CHRISTMAS is the time to be jolly. So be jolly in the kitchen this season with some marvellous recipes. Over the coming weeks, we will reveal some brilliant recipes to use for your Christmas Day lunch and festivities. We will have recipes in which you won’t have to suffer from hot blushes in the kitchen [...]
NOVEMBER brings through a seasonal change to many Australians. In comes the hot weather and out goes soups and traditional hot food snacks. Still the party pies and sausage rolls are around but are generally swapped for the outdoor BBQ with sausages, steak and even seafood. Then comes the salads on the hotter days as [...]
The warmer weather is here (well it’s dubious in Melbourne!) So, embrace the fresh flavours of spring that include lots of green vegetables and tropical fruits – my mouth is watering at the thought of it! Go alfresco and have yourself a little picnic on the beach.
The spring is slowly coming upon us, the weather is slowly starting to brighten up and the abundance of spring is nearly upon us. Make the most of the in season citrus fruits and dark green veg. But also make the most of the in season asparagus – catch it at the right time and [...]
This month is the hub of winter but spring is on its way. Celebrate the last few weeks with hearty root vegetables, fragrant mandarins and firey horseradish.
Lime: an excellent source of Vitamin C and substitute for the lemon is the humble lime. It is popular is Mexican and Asian cuisine and is called for in recipes varying from biscuits to meat dishes. Quince: a knobbly little fruit, the quince is a relative of the apple and pear families. They cannot be [...]