Mango Semifreddo with Chocolate Chilli Ganache

By | January 26th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Fruit, Ice cream & Sorbet, Special Diet|

You thought I was kidding, didn't you?  Chocolate.  Chilli.  Mango.  Together.  The stuff of legend.  I kid you not. It was my birthday last weekend and so I made something to serve with my birthday cake.  Remember I had that

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Chocolate Freckle Pops … Australia Day 2011

By | January 23rd, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Confectionery|

This isn't really a recipe post.  I was just thinking about typical Australian sweets as it will be Australia Day on the 26th January.  For some reason, chocolate freckles kept popping into my head.  I had some milk chocolate at

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Berries & Cream Brownies

By | January 15th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Bars & Slices, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fruit|

They look pretty innocuous with the swirl of cream cheese icing and berries on top.   Ah, but underneath that light summery exterior lurks a heart of darkness, full of rich, luscious chocolate brownie. The brownie recipe below is my

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Blueberry Almond Muffins (protein)

By | January 11th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Fruit, Muffins, Nuts, Protein, Protein Muffins, Special Diet|

I don't believe in new year's resolutions.  I never keep them.  So I don't make them.  I'm not much for setting myself a list of goals either.  But occasionally I decide to commit to something for a while.  Lately, I've

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Peach Raspberry & Hazelnut Tart … perfectly summer

By | January 8th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Fruit, Nuts, Tarts & Patisserie|

My mum doesn't like chocolate.  Stop. WHAT?  Yep, I used to think there was something wrong with her too.  Well, frankly, I still do.  I can't imagine not loving chocolate.  Now, though, I mostly think it's a bonus.  More chocolate

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Pistachio Praline Crispy Parfait

By | January 5th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Desserts, Ice cream & Sorbet, Nuts|

I've seriously gone to town on pistachios in this blog and it's only early days.  You'd be forgiven for thinking that I really, really love them.  I do!  They are so wonderful at Christmas time with their fresh green colouring. 

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Saffron Chilli Prawns

By | January 2nd, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Protein, Savouries, Special Diet|

I dream of the day when I can cook and photograph the fruit of my labours, destined for this blog, in peace.  Food tends to get whisked away from under the camera lens faster than the shutter speed.  Bad for

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