Roasted Vegetable Pasties

These tasty ¬†vegetable pasties combine the mellow flavours of oven roasted, seasonal root vegetables and pumpkin with the kick of kalamata olives and Italian herbs. Baking vegetables enhances their flavour and brings out their sweetness. The depth of flavour will surprise you. This is also a great way to use any left over baked vegetables. The pasties are just right for lunch with your favourite … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Pasties

Italian Polpette in Tomato Sauce

Polpette are tender small Italian meatballs that are cooked in a rich tomato sauce. In Italy they are eaten as a second course with potatoes or vegetables or even rice or polenta. Around the world polpette are eaten with pasta and this makes a lovely and satisfying complete meal when served with a fresh green garden salad. Polpette are also good for lunch, in a … Continue reading Italian Polpette in Tomato Sauce

Dominique’s Lemon Curd and Raspberry Tartlets

Dominique has shared her wonderful recipe for lemon curd and raspberry tarlets with us. These tasty little morsels combine the sweetness of the pastry, balanced by the tang of the lemon curd and the juicy freshness of the raspberry on top. They are a delight to the senses. Lemons abound at the moment so what better way to use them than to make these delicious … Continue reading Dominique’s Lemon Curd and Raspberry Tartlets

Saltbush Lamb Greek Keftedes

Recently I was able to buy some organic saltbush lamb. I had heard about its unique flavour and less fattiness and decided to try it for myself. The lamb comes from South Australia where the special Dorper lambs graze on the drought tolerant Old Man Saltbush plants and grass, making the farming of these lambs and land management practices more sustainable. In addition the benefits … Continue reading Saltbush Lamb Greek Keftedes

Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie

Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie The cape gooseberry, also known as the ground apple and tomatillo is now ready for harvest and perfect to use in this apple pie. The slight tang of the cape gooseberries balances the sweetness of the apple perfectly. Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie Ingredients: Pie Crust: 230 g plain flour 30 g cornflour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 125 g … Continue reading Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie

Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato

Italian sausages make a great meal and with potatoes, onion, garlic, fresh tomato, some rosemary and spices they are transformed into something really special. Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato Ingredients: 6 Italian sausages or your favourite sausages 2 tomatoes, chopped finely 2 large Desiree potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks 1 onion, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced 2 cloves of … Continue reading Italian Sausages with Onion, Potato and Tomato