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Tomato Tart

The last of the tomatoes… Over the last two months we have invariably had a bowl of luscious ripe tomatoes on the kitchen bench. So tomatoes have featured rather prominently at family meal times. In looking for some recipe inspiration I visited two of my favourite bloggers, David Lebovitz and Clotilde Dusoulier who writes the the wonderful…

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Peach Puff Pastry Tart

A little seasonal love is needed… One of our Carême teamsters, Marie (photo below), is also a fruit grower and stall holder at the Barossa Farmers Market, so we are blessed at this time of year with boxes of beautiful sweet juicy peaches and nectarines regularly arriving at the back door. Before writing this blog…

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Blueberry Tarts

Blueberry Tarts little morsel of love… If you are looking for a little morsel of something decadent to serve on Valentines Day these are just the ticket. In the heat of summer you need something relatively simple that doesn’t require you slaving over a hot stove to treat your loved one. This is a great recipe to…

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Back to school lunch boxes…

Back to school lunch boxes… The school term is underway and the lunch boxes have returned to the kitchen bench. When I ask my children (5 and 7) for lunch box suggestions I almost always receive a blank look or the obvious answer ‘cake’! They are however, quick to tell me if something was not right,…

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Ham is all you need…

Ham is all you need… One of my favourite food bloggers is David Lebovitz, an American pastry chef living in Paris. We are not talking a blog filled with complicated creations that only a pastry chef can pull off; instead his recipes range from simple, classic French dishes to traditional baking with hints of his…

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Christmas Fruit Mince Tart

Get Your Christmas Baking On…

Get Your Christmas Baking On… Between presents for teachers, Christmas parades, catch-ups and work Christmas parties the weeks leading up to Christmas feel like a whirlwind of activity where time slips through my fingers at light speed.  While time is short I still like to bake the odd gift.  Really, who doesn’t like receiving something…

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Christmas Feasting

I like to plan ahead when it comes to the Christmas menu. Having grown up in England my thoughts often turn to game or pork (not big turkey fans here), but in an effort to create a dish that works with the seasonal heat, and at the same time special enough to create that wow…

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Bring a dessert…

Bring a dessert… Its that time of year, party season, when you are likely to be asked to chip in with the food. In the rush up to Christmas there is little spare time, so when asked to ‘bring a dessert’ you need a go to recipe that will achieve the wow factor without a…

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