Chunky Sriracha Chilli Sauce

I can’t quite place when my obsession with chilli began, but last summer things really got out of hand as every weekend BBQ and dinner out in Chinatown became an opportunity to up the ante. So now, as the weather is starting to warm up again, I thought I’d share […]

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Apple & Pear Crumble

My search for something new to make for Seasonal Sunday began with pear recipes. I saw some great pears down at our local fresh produce grocer, Todderellos, and picked a few up ready to transform. Having made quite a few apple crumbles in my time, when I came across a […]

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Roasted Peppers & Marinated Olives

The beauty of these two recipes are the speed with which they are ready to serve, and the pleasure everyone gets from eating them. Make sure to invest in quality olives and a great loaf of sourdough or French baguette to soak up all the juices. Roasted Peppers & Marinated […]

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Leeks

Photo Credit: Jennifer Jenner Almost melted leeks provide the perfect base for tender sweet potato dumplings in a dish that fully celebrates autumn. Recognise the photo? This was one of the dishes from our first lunch feast in April. A wonderful recipe to serve to a large group, simply layer […]

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Jerusalem Artichoke & Macadamia Nut Soup

Earthy Jerusalem artichokes marry perfectly with buttery new-season Australian macadamias to create a thick silky soup that chases away the winter chill. Top with crab for an extra indulgent dish or leave it off for a vegetarian alternative. Jerusalem Artichoke & Macadamia Soup Recipe Type: Soup Cuisine: Australian Author: Colin […]

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Eggplant & Vegetable Curry

This warm and hearty curry makes the most of autumn vegetables. A lighter twist on the original calorie-laden take away, serve it with soft naan bread, crispy poppadoms or fluffy basmati rice and top with a good handful of fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves. Eggplant & Vegetable Curry Recipe Type: Soup […]

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Spiced Plum Cordial

This cordial makes a stunning centrepiece at any lazy lunch and takes full advantage of late summer and early autumn buckets of sweet plums. Spiced with warm cloves and lifted with fresh lemon juice, adjust the sugar to suit your tastes. Just make sure to save a splash for us! […]

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Quince Ice Cream

A festive autumnal twist on ice cream uses luscious poached quince to flavour the custard. It makes the perfect accompaniment for a warm dish of Pear & Aztec Fruit Crumble! Quince Ice Cream Recipe Type: Dessert Author: [url href=”/index.php/author/contributor/” target=”_blank” title=”Site Contributors”]The Kitchen Crusader[/url] as adapted from Stephanie Alexander Prep […]

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Pear & Aztec Fruit Crumble

A classic pear crumble with a twist from the custard-like white sapote or ‘Aztec fruit’. You can make these as 4 individual crumbles or one large one. Serve with a scoop of luscious Quince Ice Cream on top! Pear and Aztec Fruit Crumble Recipe Type: Dessert Author: [url href=”/index.php/author/contributor/” target=”_blank” […]

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How to Cook Chestnuts

Ah chestnuts, a staple of Mediterranean cultures for centuries, romanticized in song, prone to exploding – huh? When prepared properly chestnuts are the perfect snack or recipe ingredient but the trick is all in the scoring of the shell first. They are easy as 1-2-3 to prepare as long as […]

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