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In Season • January

Happy New Year! | For me, summer is all about barbecues and salads for weeknight meals. It’s also a month for entertaining, so I’ll be using some of the fabulous seasonal produce available to make some easy party dishes. Of course, January also includes Australia Day, where we get to celebrate everything this wonderful country has to offer, including of course our brilliant food!

January | vegetables & herbs

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Basil
  • Capsicum
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Lettuce
  • Mint Onion
  • Oregano
  • Peas
  • Potato
  • Radish
  • Sage
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini

January | fruit

  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Raspberries
  • Rockmelon
  • Starfruit
  • Strawberry
  • Tamarillo
  • Watermelon
Pork Pot Stickers PorkRecipes
September 2, 2017

Pork Pot Stickers

Makes approx. 45 Prep time | 20 minutes Cooking time | 30 minutes + standing time • Pork Pot Stickers | combine cabbage and salt and mix well. Stand for 30 minutes and…

Thai Green Chicken Curry ChickenRecipes
August 29, 2017

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Serves 4-6 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 1.25 hours • Thai Green Chicken Curry | I fell in love with Thai food over 20 years ago, when I was lucky enough…

BBQ pulled pork PorkRecipes
August 29, 2017

BBQ Pulled Pork

Serves 4 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 2 hours • BBQ Pulled Pork | This is delicious served on a soft flour tortilla or burger bun with apple slaw. It…

Melting Moments CakesDessertsRecipes
August 29, 2017

Melting Moments

Makes about 24 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 15 minutes • Melting Moments | the biscuits will still be soft when they come out of the oven, leave them to cool for…

Slow cooked lamb shanks LambRecipes
August 29, 2017

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Serves 4 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 6-8 hours • Slow cooked lamb shanks | This would have to be a favourite on a cold winter’s night. Prepping in the morning…

Crème Caramel DessertsRecipes
August 29, 2017

Crème Caramel

Makes 6 Prep time | 20 minutes Cooking time | 40 minutes + 6 hrs chilling time • Crème Caramel | Place half the sugar with half a cup of water in a saucepan over…

Gnocchi with Basil Pesto PastaRecipesVegetables
August 22, 2017

Gnocchi with Basil Pesto

Serves 4 Prep time | 20 minutes Cooking time | 20 minutes • Handmade Gnocchi | I was taught to make this feather-light gnocchi by a beautiful Italian lady called Patrizia. Every time I make…

Scotch Eggs BreakfastRecipes
August 22, 2017

Scotch Eggs

Makes 8 Prep time | 20 minutes Cooking time | 15 minutes • Scotch Eggs | After initially boiling the eggs remove them with a slotted spoon and put into a bowl of cold…