What's the best baklava you've ever had? Was a Greek or Lebanese baklava? Come to think of it - is it baklava or baklawa? A couple of years ago on a visit to Melbourne I had the most delicious baklava ever from a Greek stall at the Queen Victoria markets. The flavours...read more
In my kitchen in February it was hot and not a lot of baking was happening. The kitchen was filled with plenty of fresh fruit and cooling salads. This summer has proven to be good growing weather. By that I mean, heavy showers followed by sun but it also equates to...read more
Chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven. Don't you think? I first made this chocolate tart back in May 2013 with dark 70% cocoa chocolate and roasted hazelnuts and it was delicious. Consequently when I needed a delicious but easy dessert my mind went back...read more
This is spicy and crunchy snack, commonly known as Nuts and Bolts here in Australia, delicious to have with a cold beverage. Who would think that combining mixed nuts, pretzels and a breakfast cereal with some flavourings would result in an irresistible snack? This is...read more
Ice Cream, summer and a facelift! This mango and passionfruit ice cream is so easy and delicious. While our summer in North Queensland is hot and humid, lots of ice cream helps us get by. And a face lift - noooooo, not me! Marcellina in Cucina! And she is looking...read more
These donuts, Dutch Oliebollen, are the delicious last challenge in the Daring Kitchen community. Donuts are a traditional treat for New Year's Eve in the Netherlands and I think, donuts are a great treat anytime. The week since Christmas Eve has flown by and...read more
My little kitchen is in the middle of the sugarcane fields of far north Queensland, Australia. I hope to inspire you to cook and bake like an Italian.
Italians cook from the heart and for the love of those we feed.