Philip’s Dark Chocolate Fudge

This decadent and smooth dark chocolate fudge is so delicious and we thank Phil for sharing his recipe with us. Philip’s Dark Chocolate Fudge Ingredients: 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 400 g good quality dark cooking chocolate 50 g unsalted butter Method: Prepare a 17 x 25 cm baking tin by greasing the tin and lining it with baking paper. Put the three ingredients … Continue reading Philip’s Dark Chocolate Fudge

Growing Mizuna

Mizuna, a delicate fern like member of the brassica family, is a delicious, peppery mustard green that can be eaten fresh or added to stir fry dishes, or soups and is so easy to grow. Mizuna are also rich in vitamin C, viatamin K, iron and folate. Like other brassicas it contains plant compounds called glucosinolates, which are beneficial to the body’s immune system. Growth … Continue reading Growing Mizuna

Braised Kale with Roasted Capsicum and Lentils

This is a satisfying dish with nutritious spiced lentils, roasted capsicum and kale braised with garlic and caramelised onions. This is another recipe for the 2016 International Year of Pulses.   Braised Kale with Roasted Capsicum and Lentils   Ingredients: 1/2 cup green lentils, washed well 1 large whole clove of garlic 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup water 1 tsp ground cumin 1 bay leaf … Continue reading Braised Kale with Roasted Capsicum and Lentils

Roasted Red Cabbage, Sausage, Apple and Pumpkin

Red Cabbage is in season in Sydney and baked with peppery Italian pork sausages, apple, Spanish onion and roast pumpkin and herbs, is a delicious and colourful autumn dish. Roasted Red Cabbage, Sausage, Apple and Pumpkin Ingredients: 6 ¬†Italian pork sausages 1/2 head of red cabbage, sliced 1 Spanish onion, sliced 1 granny smith apple, core removed and thickly sliced 1 sprig rosemary, chopped thinly … Continue reading Roasted Red Cabbage, Sausage, Apple and Pumpkin

Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

This soup is cooked slow and long and is rich in vegetables and herbs and full of flavour and hearty goodness. ¬†Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup Ingredients: Borlotti beans, fresh, canned or dried beans that have been soaked and cooked 2L vegetable stock 1 stick celery, chopped 4 potatoes, cut into wedges 2 large carrots, chopped 1 large onion, chopped finely 2 rashers of bacon, … Continue reading Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

Dominique’s Stewed Pears in Spiced Wine Syrup

Pears are in season and these days, there are varieties that are available over most of the year, so it is always the time to stew these luscious fruits. They can be served equally well hot or cold so choose a variety that is available and see how easy to cook and how delicious they are when combined with sweet white wine, vanilla bean, cinnamon … Continue reading Dominique’s Stewed Pears in Spiced Wine Syrup

Roasted Leek and Potato Soup

Roasting vegetables brings out their flavours so I have chosen to use this method to make the classic Leek and Potato soup, a satisfying soup with the delicate flavour of leeks. Roasted Leek and Potato Soup Ingredients: 6 medim or 3 large potatoes 2 leeks, cleaned well and sliced 3 French shallots, chopped 2 Tblsp olive oil freshly ground pepper and salt 1/4 cup of … Continue reading Roasted Leek and Potato Soup