Festive Fridays – Mango Daiquiris

Festive Fridays I thought for the month of December we can celebrate with some tasty cocktails (or mocktails if you prefer) and maybe even a few tasty nibbles…so let’s get this party started! Recipe 6 Ripe Mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 1/2 cups white rum (or vodka or tequila if you prefer) 6 lemons juiced…

Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos It’s kind of funny, there are Nachos and then there are Nachos. In my house when we are feeling lazy we have Nachos, a packet of cheese or plain corn chips, some pre-made store bought salsa and pizza cheese sprinkled over the top and popped in the microwave for a minute. Serviceable, but…

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Here is the recipe if you would like to try making Pumpkin Soup from scratch, perfect Autumn or Winter warmer. Ingredients 1 kg Butternut Pumpkin peeled and cut into large chunks 2 Large peeled sweet potato 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup of vegetable stock 300ml cooking cream Cracked Black Pepper Olive Oil Method Place…

Flour-less chocolate cake

If you have someone in the house that cannot eat gluten, this is a great recipe for a rich chocolate cake, I also used dairy-free chocolate and egg substitute to deal with dairy and egg intolerances as well. Yummy served with a dusting of icing sugar, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Recipe Yield: 10 inch…

Thai Green Curry Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups Long Grain Jasmine Rice 2 tablespoons Oil 100g Thai Green Curry Paste 400ml coconut milk 300ml chicken (or vegetable) stock 450g Chicken Breast Fillets, cut into 1cm-thick strips (or Tofu) 1 red capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 broccoli or broccolini 100g snow peas, trimmed or…

Croissants with Nutella and strawberries

Croissants with Nutella and strawberries I sometimes feel that croissants are more of a dessert than a breakfast, but they always seem to be consumed in the mornings, if not breakfast then brunch! You can forgo the Nutella and use fresh jam or conserve if you prefer. I will admit, that I did not make…

Mini Bruschetta with cream cheese and balsamic dressing

Fancy a twist on the classic bruschetta? I don’t use onions, instead, I use cream cheese and feta! Rather yummy, and not at all difficult to make; grab a fresh crusty breadstick and cut about 1.5 – 2cm thick and toast these on a baking tray for 10 minutes @ 180C. while the bread is…

Spring Workshops – Light Painting #6

Light Painting with Still Life, has been the most successful workshop I have run this year with six official classes, plus some private sessions as well. #6 ran recently was my last scheduled light painting workshop for 2019, it will be back next year in a slightly different format. I do like to mix it…

Table and plate – new online class

Last month I gave a little sneak peek at my new online food photography course. Are you interested in food photography? are you a blogger? do you make and sell jams, pickles, preserves and more? Do you want to learn how to best present your home-made goods and have not only great-looking images but professional…

Fresh Avocado on Toast

Is there anything better than fresh avocado on a great rustic toast? I mean there really is no recipe here, grab a fresh avocado, I like mine still a little firm and remove the pip and slice evenly, grab your favourite bread, a wholegrain seed bread or similar rustic bread is delicious and toast, place…

Easy Chicken Gyros Salad

We eat this all the time, it’s quick and easy and really delicious. In Summer we frequently have BBQ Chicken pieces or even cold. In Winter the chicken is always freshly grilled, or if you are feeling lazy a store-bought BBQ cut up in quarters can do just as well. The marinated chicken and dressing can…

Easy Roast Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Here is the recipe if you would like to try making Pumpkin Soup from scratch, perfect Autumn or Winter warmer. Ingredients 1 kg Butternut Pumpkin peeled and cut into large chunks 2 Large peeled carrots 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup of vegetable stock 300ml cooking cream Cracked Black Pepper Olive Oil Method Place the…