Thanksgiving is an American tradition we’ve all seen played out on TV and in movies. Who can forget that hilarious scene from the Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion… and that deflated turkey. And we all love that Friends episode… so why not get together with your friends and have your own thanksgiving?
Although the holiday is rooted in Christian pilgrim values, it’s about so much more than that. It’s essentially a harvest festival – it’s all about giving thanks to the earth for providing us with its fruits, to the farmers . . . → Read More: Bella’s Thanksgiving Spriced Pumpkin PIe, as seen on The Morning Show
Picnic season has begun! There’s nothing better than spending a lazy weekend in the fresh air, lying in the shade of a big tree and eating some amazing food. At the same time, there’s nothing worse than a picnic that goes wrong! Here are my top tips for the perfect picnic:
Plan carefully, it’s just like a dinner party, but outdoors Simple is best Choose finger Food to avoid cutlery Take food that won’t melt or go off Avoid fragile foods to transport
It’s also a good idea . . . → Read More: Bella’s Banana and Buttermilk Cupcakes with Peanut Butter and Yoghurt Icing, as seen on The Morning Show
In Australia we are so lucky to sample so many amazing foods from different cultures from around the world. This week Hindus around the world will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, and families everywhere decorate their homes with lamps and candles, and even throw fireworks displays! A huge annual festival was held last week in Melbourne’s Federation square to commemorate the festival, with a turn out of over 50 thousand people!
And if you would like to celebrate this . . . → Read More: Bella’s Indian Almond and Pistachio fudge slice ”Badam Burfi”, as seen on The Morning Show
The best Italian food is often considered to be peasant food. Its made with cheaper or left over ingredients that form a simple but delicious dish. Italians are all about the best quality ingredients and they don’t like wasting anything. A little extra thought and lots of love make the peasant style dishes some of Italy’s best foods.
This dish uses day old bread like never before, to make soft and fluffy dumplings. When I first read this recipe I didn’t know how they would bind and hold together . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Thermomix Ricotta Dumplings with Napoletana Sauce, as seen on The Morning Show
I saw this quote today on a food blog ‘Even if you can’t travel, you can breakfast’ – Emily Vikre, Food 52
I’m obviously ridiculously jealous of my sister Bella as she is on her second – yes second! – European holiday for this year. I’m following her travels on social media and she just landed in Istanbul, Turkey. Its just one of the many places I’m dying to visit myself so I’m sure ill get loads of good tips from her upon her return. In the meantime, . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Turkish-ish style breakfast, as seen on Sunrise
Summer is approaching which means delicious stone fruits are coming into season. As the season has just started they can be a little firm which makes them perfect for cooking and baking as it softens them with out falling apart. It also helps release their sweetness and intensify their flavour. I love the idea of mixing classically savoury herbs with sweet things and vice versa. In this case to bake the peaches I just add a drizzle of honey and some fresh thyme springs. This is one of those . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Thyme baked peaches with home made ricotta and honeycomb, as seen at The Factoria
Pancakes are one of the worlds favourite breakfasts. What makes them so special is that almost every cuisine has their own version. Ricotta pancakes are believed to have originated in Italy but now it seems that most European countries will have their own version of ricotta pancakes.
Ricotta is the easiest cheese to make, which is probably why so many countries around the world will cook with it. You can find my recipe in our first ever e-book where is make fresh ricotta to go into a Calzone.
When . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Ricotta lemon pancakes with fruit salad, as seen on The Morning Show
Australians are really jumping onto the bandwagon when it comes to celebrating Halloween… Kids are getting dressed up and trick or treating in every Aussie suburb these days! Halloween’s roots lie in ancient pagan rituals celebrating the end of the harvest season, and the festivity evolved into an important day in the Christian calendar… All Hallow’s Day, All Saints Day, or Day of the Dead is a time to remember friedns and family members who have passed, celebrate their lives, and cook some of their favourite foods!
No where . . . → Read More: Bella’s Day of the Dead Skull Cookies, as seen on The Morning Show
If you don’t remember Golden Roughs then you’re probably too young to have ever had one. When I was in primary school I remember the local corner store having them along with tubs of green and red frogs, strawberry creams and coke bottles. I do recall eating it but it wasn’t my chocolate of choice. I liked the coconut but I wasn’t obsessed with it. I don’t recall seeing them again in high school years and defiantly not since. Where did these Golden Roughs go?
I’m assuming that new . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Home Made Golden Rough’s, as seen on The Morning Show