Make this lovely, warm salad in late spring with the new season's asparagus. The lightly steamed, bright green spears are topped with poached quail eggs, then finished with parmesan shavings [...]
This traditional Scottish dessert is quick and easy to put together, and the nutritious combination of cream, fromage frais, oats and fresh fruit makes a superb sweet course for a special [...]
Rich in flavour and wonderfully creamy in texture, this satisfying rice pudding is a modern version of a popular old favourite. It's flavoured with tangy orange zest and sultanas, and paired [...]
With a selection of Italian–style antipasto vegetables in your refrigerator, interesting light meals and snacks can be prepared in minutes, such as these tasty toasts topped with capsicum [...]
A hearty vegetarian dish packed with flavour, this is ideal for a family meal or casual entertaining. A selection of vegetables – butternut pumpkin, asparagus and leeks – is roasted [...]
The ingredients of this fresh and vibrant salad, with contrasting colours, textures and flavours, are perfectly complemented by the subtle walnut oil dressing. The walnut flavour is enhanced by [...]
Many versions of this creamy eggplant dip are to be found around the Mediterranean. This one is thickened with ground almonds, which add both texture and protein. Served with pita bread and [...]
Mild and creamy goat's cheese is melted in saffron–infused white wine and mixed with fennel, olives and capers to make a golden–coloured sauce for pasta shapes. This easy dish [...]
Give breakfast or brunch a new twist with this savoury version of French toast, also called pain perdu or eggy bread. Triangles of bread are dipped into a fresh herb and egg mixture, then [...]
The traditional recipe for this ‘cooked cream’, from the Piedmont region of Italy, is made with rich thick cream. This lighter version, served with a pretty rhubarb and strawberry [...]
Here is a colourful, Mediterranean–style dish that is very easy to make. The vegetables can be prepared in advance, and left to soak up the flavours in the dressing, then mixed with the [...]
This classic Italian sandwich, which literally means ‘mozzarella in a carriage’, makes a tasty and very quick vegetarian meal. Chopped sun–dried tomatoes and fresh basil leaves [...]
Here a classic pudding, popular in Victorian times, is given a new look with fresh raspberries rather than the traditional jam. The texture of the pudding is beautifully light due to the addition [...]
This tangy, soft–textured yogurt cheese, flavoured with herbs and garlic, makes a healthy starter or snack, and is a great addition to a picnic basket, too. The garlic is blanched for a sweeter [...]
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