Rustic Melted Brie Cobb with Fig Jam

Rustic Melted Brie Cobb with Fig Jam

Today's recipe is definitely not a delicate affair! My rustic melted Brie Cobb is a no holds barred, dig in type of dish.  The idea for this dish came from a few different sources. I have previously made a pastry encrusted Baked Camembert, a Cheese Fondue and a Deep Fried Camembert but my love of Continue reading

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I love to make homemade ricotta cheese. Not only is homemade so much nicer than store bought ricotta, I also feel a great sense of satisfaction from turning milk into cheese. It feels like kitchen magic, when the milk congeals to form a raft of beautiful fluffy ricotta curds. Believe it or not, Continue reading

The PERFECT Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

The PERFECT Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

There seems to a huge difference between Macaroni and Cheese recipes. I have been served some amazing Mac and Cheese dishes in America and Australia, but I have eaten some pretty dodgy examples too. I recently had a meal at the Easy Street Diner in the Gold Coast and it started me thinking about all Continue reading

Salt Meats Cheese – Mosman Now Open

Salt Meats Cheese – Mosman Now Open

Avid food connoisseurs will be pleased to know that Salt Meats Cheese has now opened a sister outlet to it's popular Alexandria food emporium. Mosman's Military Rd is home is now home to the new premises which promises to be just as popular as the original store. I initially received a Continue reading

Making Homemade Mascarpone from Scratch

Making Homemade Mascarpone from Scratch

Why would you want to make homemade mascarpone? I have been asked that questions so many times. It's a simple question, with an even easier answer. Homemade mascarpone tastes SO much better than store bought mascarpone. Also homemade mascarpone is about 1/4 of the price of the mascarpone you Continue reading

Deep Fried Camembert Appetiser w Spiced Cherry Paste

Deep Fried Camembert Appetiser w Spiced Cherry Paste

Appetisers and finger foods are my favourite types of dishes! I love to eat them, and I love to serve them to others. They're particularly special because they are so small, and every bit of deliciousness is contained in those one or two mouthfuls. As my husband tells me, "Each bite needs to be a Continue reading

Leftover Picadillo Cannelloni (No Bake)

Leftover Picadillo Cannelloni (No Bake)

I opened the fridge the other day to discover there's a full container of frozen picadillo. I have not been eating a large amount of meats for the last few months now, plus a surfeit of this ground beef/potato dish to consume for days called for a need to "innovate" a bit. Bhing had a brilliant Continue reading

The Cheesemaking Workshop with NQN

The Cheesemaking Workshop with NQN

I am traveling with the lovely Lorraine Elliot from Not Quite Nigella. We have already completed a Bush Tukka Tour and the next stop on our Coffs Coast itinerary is the Cheesemaking Workshop at Emerald Beach. Here we will be given an introduction to the cheese making process. As regular readers Continue reading

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 3 – New Caledonia Wine & Cheese Tasting

Pacific Dawn Cruise – Day 3 – New Caledonia Wine & Cheese Tasting

Noumea is known as the Paris of the Pacific. It has been occupied by the French since 1843, and was declared a French territory in 1957. I have always wanted to visited New Caledonia. I pictured it as a more sophisticated Pacific Island, with upmarket hotels, restaurants and shopping, my image Continue reading

IIP – Nostalgia – Cheese Fondue Makeover

IIP – Nostalgia – Cheese Fondue Makeover

International Incident Party– Nostalgia I have a great memory for food.  When someone mentions a time or an event I can usually remember exactly what food was served right down to every last detail about taste and garnishes.  It’s just a gift I suppose. My trouble is I have a very bad memory for Continue reading

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