Recipe: Mum’s Poppyseed Cheesecake “sernik”, as seen in New Idea

Thanks again to New Idea for spreading the Polish Christmas love across Australia! Firstly, a few tip on how to survive the stresses of the Christmas kitchen: It pays to prepare  - do as much as you can the night before, and leave yourself enough time to get dressed and [...]

By |December 24th, 2012|

Recipe: Pickled herrings with creme fraiche and apple “sledzie w smietanie” as seen in New Idea

Firstly, a big thank you to New Idea mag for publishing our delicious Polish Christmas recipes this week! If you haven't already, make sure you pick up a copy of this week's New Idea. Pickled herrings, also known as soused herrings or rollmops, have been a Baltic favourite since 3000 [...]

By |December 24th, 2012|

Recipe: BBQ Chermoula lamb, as seen in New Idea

We're often asked for recipe suggestions that will please men - and i have to say this is always our top choice. Men love meat. They love BBQ. And we suspect there are a lot of ladies out there who feel just the same way! This is a great way [...]

By |October 8th, 2012|

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Tagliatelle with fresh herbs, as seen in New Idea

Serves 4 50g unsalted butter 100g smoked salmon, chopped Juice of half a lemon 100ml double cream 100ml dry white wine 2 Tbsp chopped dill 2 Tbsp chopped chives 275g fresh egg tagliatelle Salt and pepper to taste Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat and add salmon, stir [...]

By |September 26th, 2012|

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake with Sour Cherries and Creme Fraiche, as seen in New Idea

This is the ultimate cake for chocolate lovers! It’s our take on the flavours that make up a classic black forest cake, which we grew up eating at almost every birthday or special occasion. The dark chocolate is super rich and a little bit gooey, and this is perfectly balanced [...]

By |September 10th, 2012|

Recipe: Lamb Chops with Pebra (Chilean Herb Sauce), as seen in New Idea

This Chilean herb sauce is called “Pebra” and is very similar to the Argentinean Chimmichurri. It is fresh and tangy, so it really offsets the strong flavour and natural fattiness of the grilled chops. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for empanadas. Serves 4 750g lamb loin [...]

By |August 1st, 2012|

Recipe: Chocolate fondant scented with orange and rose, as seen in New Idea

Chocolate lovers beware, you will not be able to control yourselves around this dish... The smell of the dark, hot chocolate centre combines with the floral notes of the orange and rose to create an intoxicating smell that is irresistible! It's a great recipe for dinner parties, as you can [...]

By |July 25th, 2012|

Recipe: Slow roasted duck with apples and marjoram, as seen in New Idea

There's nothing like a good pinch of nostalgia thrown into your food, and this old school dish our mum taught us takes us all the way down memory lane. It is a staple of Sunday lunch and birthday dinners, and always reminds us the whole family getting together for a [...]

By |July 18th, 2012|

Recipe: Chicken Tarragon and Pancetta Pie, as seen in New Idea

This is comfort food at its best. Just like a big warm hug, it makes you feel good from the inside out, especially on those chilly winter nights.  By poaching the chicken gently in stock, you get a lovely silky texture. This dish is perfect for casual dinner parties as [...]

By |July 9th, 2012|

Recipe: Fig and pistachio puddings with ginger syrup – as seen in New Idea

Autumn is here and winter is fast approaching so its time to make use of those last summer fruits. Figs are always a favourite in our house hold and this pudding recipe is simply to die for! It’s a good way to start introducing some warm desserts back into the [...]

By |April 17th, 2012|