Easy Berry Ricotta Muffins

I was told of my grandmother’s passing yesterday evening while I was recipe-testing these muffins. She made it to the impressive age of 95, thanks to regular walks and a rather lack lustre diet of minimally-processed foods without excess sugars, salts and fats. Saying that she was “a bit” of a hypochondriac might be a severe…

Aubergine Involtini

So ever since I made the amazing dish that is Miso-Grilled Eggplant, I’ve been in a state of semi-alert when I rove around the fruit and vegetable aisle and the Asian grocers whilst on my weekly shopping routine. It was a few weeks ago while passing through FruitEzy in Chatswood Westfield that I became terribly excited at seeing…

Polenta Fries

I certainly hope you all managed to clean up your Christmas lunches and get under shelter before the storm hit yesterday afternoon! I love the progression of a balmy Sydney summer storm – the flawless burningly bright-hot blue skies at the beginning, the stifling, cloying humidity as the clouds begin to ominously roll over, the…

Classic Ricotta Cheesecake

One of my favourite hypotheticals that I like to ask people when wanting to learn more about them is: “If you were on death row, what would your last meal request be?” My answer does change from time to time depending on my mood and cravings, but it has been fairly consistent as of late:…

Spinach Gnudi, Sage Burnt Butter

You couldn’t have asked for better weather over this four-day Easter long weekend. I’m delighted to say that I’ve spent the majority of this break in hermitage; sleeping-in until midday, leafing leisurely through cookbooks, pilates at home and pottering around the kitchen. Its been a good opportunity for me to take a break from the hustle…

Vegetable Castellane Parmigiane

I’ve never been a believer in diets. Lactose-free, paleo, no chocolate, no gluten or raw; as I have said before, I’m a supporter of everything in moderation. I believe if you deny yourself something, for example, saying that you will eat no chocolate, all you will think about is chocolate 24/7. Personally, some of the…

Strawberry Ricotta Tart

For those who have been following me for a while, you’ll be familiar with the scale of the parties we throw in the office, whether it be for a birthday or a farewell. On this occasion, it was not only the birthday but also the farewell of a much-loved character in our office, as well…

Roast Pumpkin Ravioli

So the long title for this recipe is ‘Roast Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli with Burnt Butter Sage Sauce’ but to keep things looking pretty and formatted nicely on the home page I’ve dubbed it simply ‘Roast Pumpkin Ravioli.’ However calling it merely ‘Roast Pumpkin Ravioli’ doesn’t seem to do this dish full justice. This is…

Bill Granger’s Ricotta Hotcakes

Breakfast in my family is always a very speedy affair – it’s breakfast for the sake of quickly getting something into your stomach before the day starts as opposed to something to linger over and enjoy luxuriously. For that reason I’ve dismissed the idea of trekking it all the way to Bill’s in Surry Hills…