Tag: Recipes

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients: ½ Pumpkin, deseeded peeled and diced into 2.5cm² pieces (about 1kg) 1 pomegranate, halved and deseeded 1 bunch or bag of fresh watercress, about 150g. Use only fresh tender shoots; if picking yourself, ensure you wash it thoroughly. 1/4 of an iceberg 

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart

  For the Salted Caramel: 280 g brown sugar (or white) 130 ml cream 200 g butter 1 tsp flakey sea salt   Place ⅓ of the sugar in a heavy based saucepan and melt over a medium heat, stirring with a spatula or wooden 

Citrus curd

Citrus curd

I had a surplus of egg yolks in my pastry class last week and a bounty of limes from our lime tree, so, what better thing to make than a curd. Lemon/lime curd is quite easy to produce and lasts really well in the fridge. 

Greek  Marinade for Chicken and Lamb

Greek Marinade for Chicken and Lamb

I bought a new Broil King Monarch 390 BBQ at the end of September, the weather here in Wellington is somewhat unpredictable at this time of year. I got it home and 2 or 3 hours later I had it assembled and ready to go. 

Broad bean, Asparagus and Cacciatore Salad

Broad bean, Asparagus and Cacciatore Salad

Recipe: 1 kg new season broad beans in pods 1 bunch new season asparagus 1 lemon 1 Tblspn extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp flakey sea salt 1/2 a nice cacciatore (I tend towards the spicier styles) Shell the beans from the pod and set 

Italian Macarons

Italian Macarons

In August I taught the French Patisserie class at CEC Wellington for the fourth time this year. It has been a resounding success and fills to capacity each time. The programme is run in four 3 hour sessions, beginning with breads and doughs and ending with 

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

It is that time of the year in New Zealand, when those of us who are lucky enough to have citrus trees are facing an abundance of wholesome, delicious fruit.  And let’s be honest – sometimes it is a struggle to find ways to use 

‘Slaw

‘Slaw

Coleslaw is a great compliment to many dishes – or even as a stand alone dish.  ‘Slaw is versatile, can be made all year round and the recipe can be amended according to taste or dietary preferences.  Coleslaw is a great dish to make when