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Recipe Creamy Lemon Tart

Delicious Lemon Tart with super easy base

This Creamy Lemon Tart recipe is delicious served hot or cold and has a very simple pastry base, the perfect comfort food. Winter is the usual time for lemons to come into fruit.   Ingredients Simple Pastry Base 2 cups plain flour 125g cold unsalted butter, chopped 2 egg yolks 1/3 cup cold waterbase Lemon Filling 125g double cream 4 large ... Read More »

Recipe Oven Baked Spring Rolls

Oven baked spring rolls with cabbage

Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped half cup mushrooms diced 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 cups of shredded cabbage half cup of diced ham (omit ham for a vegetarian option) 1 tablespoon of cornflour 1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 2 tablespoons of coriander or ... Read More »

Recipe Fruit Bread French Toast with Baked Figs

Recipe French Toast with baked figs

Fruit Bread French Toast with Baked Figs is the perfect ‘I Love You Mum’ breakfast in bed. Author: Bread & Butter Chef Louise Dolben Serves 4 Ingredients 4 slices Fruit Bread. 2 Eggs. 1/2 cup Pure Cream or Milk. 50g Unsalted Butter plus extra for cooking the toasts. 8 Fresh Figs. 1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon. 1 tblsp Vanilla Sugar. 3 tblsp ... Read More »

Recipe Fresh Mint Tea

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Mint Tea is a beautifully refreshing fragrant beverage, that is calorie free and known to settle minor stomach aches and nausea. Making it a great morning pick-me-up! Ingredients 1 Cup of mint leaves (picked from stem)….adjust this quantity dependent on the intensity of flavour you desire & size of Tea Pot. 4 Cups of boiling water  Method STEP 1. Chop ... Read More »

Recipe Lamb Kofta’s with Fresh Herbs

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Use your abundance of fresh herbs (such as parsley, coriander and mint) in this delicious recipe. This is a great meal for ‘Little Gardeners‘, particularly if they are involved in harvesting the ingredients. Ingredients 500gram Lamb Mince 1/4 cup Bread crumbs 1 TBS Tomato paste 1 TSP Cinnamon powder 1 TSP Cumin powder 1 TSP Coriander powder 2 cloves crushed Garlic 1 ... Read More »

Recipe Baby Spinach & Basil Pesto

Homemade Basil Pesto

Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (alternative Avocado Oil) 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts (alternative cashews) freshly ground black pepper   Method 1. Pre heat pan and lightly fry pine nuts in 1 tablespoon of oil. Remove from heat once ... Read More »

Recipe Garlic Prawn Skewers

Garlic prawn skewers Recipe #basil #pasta #recipe #aboutthegarden

Ingredients wooden skewers soaked in water for 1 hour prior 1 1/2 tbsps olive oil 3 x cloves garlic, crushed 1 small chilli, deseeded & crushed 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt & pepper 500g green prawns, shelled with tails intact   Method 1. Combine olive oil, garlic, chillies, lemon juice, salt & pepper in a bowl 2. Add green prawns ... Read More »

Recipe Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

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Warm weather is a time for Sunday Arvo BBQ’s and get-togethers. It’s also a time when you may find yourself in the position of having an abundance of tomatoes in the garden. So why not entertain your guests with this refreshing, fresh and delicious entree dish.     Read More »

Recipe Sweet Passionfruit Stars

Recipe Sweet Passionfruit Stars desert

Ingredients 4 1/4 teaspoons gelatine 4 tablespoons water 10 passionfruit, pulped (2/3 cup) 1 1/4 cups (310ml) milk 200g carton vanilla yoghurt 2 tablespoons caster sugar 4 x star-shaped moulds* (1/2 cup capacity) strawberries and extra passionfruit, to serve   Method 1. Sprinkle gelatine into water in a cup. Stand cup 
in a pot containing a small amount of simmering ... Read More »

Pumpkin Salad

Pumpkin Salad recipe

Ingredients: 1/4 pumpkin 300g Penne pasta 175g trim cut bacon 2 cloves garlic 1/2 capsicum, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp brown sugar juice of half a lemon 1 punnet cherry tomatoes handful of fresh basil, marjoram and parsley 50g baby spinach pepper to taste 100g feta cheese   Method: 1. Peel and dice pumpkin and boil or steam ... Read More »