Strawberry Tart

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The real secret to this tart is really good butter puff pastry. There are a couple of commercial brands on the market, or you can […]

Melon with spiced sparkling drizzle, quark and pistachios

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Quark, a fresh, set cheese with a slight acidic taste, is made by straining warm soured milk.  It is traditionally made with just milk, as […]

Pete Evan’s Crisp Kale Chips

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Serves 8-10

Preparation 10 minutes

Cooking 15 minutes


1 large bunch kale or Tuscan cabbage

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

¼ cup  olive or coconut oil

sea or Himalayan salt […]

Fried pumpkin balls



Vegetable balls like these are popular all over the Peloponnese. However, these, taught to me by Dimitirs and Georgia, the cook at To Palio Bostani […]

Twice-baked cheese and truffle soufflé

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This was my contribution to a 5 course truffle degustation dinner at the Truffle and Gum Boot dinner at Borodell on the Mount in Orange.


Serves […]

Rustic goats cheese tart with pinot eschallots and walnuts


Serves 6
Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 90 minutes

1 head garlic
1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
15 medium (500g) eschallots, peeled and halved
5 sprigs thyme
1 cup (250ml) pinot noir
200g mature […]

Duo of Greek dips

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Fava is an easy dish to make and its bright yellow colour is a pretty addition to any table. It can be served as an […]

Pasta primavera


This quick and easy pasta dish is a lovely way to welcome spring! The sauce is based on that for pasta carbonara but with the […]

Microwave mushroom risotto

Serves 3
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes + 5 minutes standing

1 cup aborio rice
3 cups water
10-20g dried porcini […]

Boiled eggs with brioche


Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking 1–2 minutes

2 eggs
Oil for deep frying
Plain flour
1 egg extra
1 small brioche or 2 slices from brioche loaf

1/2 cup broccoli florets
mixed lettuce leaves
1 […]