Vanilla Panna Cotta with Rose-Scented Berries

At the moment, I have terrible hay-fever.  My sinuses are blocked and aching.  My face feels like it’s gone a few rounds with Mike Tyson.  I look in the mirror and expect to see two black eyes staring back at me.  Everything is flowering for Spring, and in Australia that … Continue reading

Roast Chicken with Prosciutto and Lemon

I had the fancy for roast chicken today.  My dear brother-in-law sent me a link to a friends website showing roast chicken and pancetta, and I decided that was exactly the thing I wanted for dinner. I think it’s impossible to go wrong with a roast chook although – Lord … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel with Wasabi Creme Fraiche

Out of all the food I made last weekend, the smoked salmon appetizer is the only one that I have a photo for and only because I had left-over salmon in the fridge and a few extra squares of bread and made a few at home.  It was very popular … Continue reading

My recipe for labneh

My recent cheesemaking spree has yielded results!!  My first ever batch of labneh is ready! Labneh is a fresh cheese of Middle-Eastern origins that is absolutely delicious and VERY easy to make.  You can make it with plain yoghurt bought at the supermarket or you can make it from scratch … Continue reading