Rosemary lemon shortbread

I've made these little biscuits on three occasions this week, though never exactly the same each time - a touch of fennel seeds one time, maybe using whole wheat flour the next - and I'm pretty amazed that no matter how many little tweaks I make they come out fragrant and oh-so-moreish every time.

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Easy-peasy overnight bread

Bread, at its simplest, requires no other ingredients than flour and salt. And since most of us are lucky enough to have access to running water - and can probably afford a bag of two dollar flour - the dream of homemade bread needn't be a complicated one.

Dukkah (#1 DIY Christmas Gift)

It's been a while since I've sat down to write one of these! I would apologise for my absence but, hey, we all get busy and know what it's like to have to let some things fall to the wayside a bit as other priorities take over. (That mosaic plaque you started in 2013 and…

Bulgur and Roasted Roots with a Capsicum Dressing

I hear the terms "five year plan" and "ten year plan" bandied around a lot. Apparently some people know exactly where they want to be, what they want to be doing and who they want to be with in the year twenty-nineteen. Their faces beam with pride as they share, in detail, every step they intend to…

Spring Beetroot Muffins

Coming home from my European adventure felt good and, all clichés aside, there really is nothing like lying down in your own bed after three months of sofa fold-outs and hostel bunks. That being said, it's been tough going from getting up every morning in an exciting city (Stockholm, I love thee) to waking in my own room. Leaving…

Curried Potato and Cauliflower Dal

As I'm watching the rain cascade off the roof onto the garden outside it becomes very obvious that the sunny days and ambient temperatures are now gone, off flirting with another part of the world. This dramatic reduction in sunshine and degrees has pulled most of us inside, and with this change in the atmosphere it…