In Season | May

APRIL | It’s the tail end of Autumn now – my favourite season. The leaves are vibrant and gorgeous, the air is as clear as glass, it’s getting dark earlier and my thoughts turn to the warmth and light of the kitchen.

This is the season for slow braised meats, earthy vegetables and home made treats for the lunch box. I love having a few minutes spare in the morning to throw some simple ingredients in the slow cooker and come home to the rich and warming aromas in the house. Even better than that, are those days where I have as much time in the kitchen as I want!

It’s still not too late in the year to use the barbecue – there’s something about rugging up with a beanie on and grilling some gorgeous marinated meat and vegetables over the flames. It reminds me a bit of going camping, but better because I get to sleep in my own bed!

In May I am inspired to use pumpkin, mushrooms, leeks, spinach, carrots and lots of spuds. Oranges and apples feature in dessert (when we have it). Have a happy end-of-autumn!

May | In Season

May  | vegetables & herbs

May  | fruit

NEW Recipes

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August 13, 2020

Pumpkin bake with labne

Serves 2 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 45 minutes Pumpkin bake with labne |  (more…)
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Coconut Impossible Pie

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July 16, 2020

Frittata

Serves 4 Prep time & Cooking time | 20 minutes Frittata | I love that this dish can be varied depending on what’s in the fridge, or in season. It’s…
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July 9, 2020

Chicken and Cheese Strudel

Serves 6 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 40 minutes Chicken and Cheese Strudel | My chicken and cheese strudel makes for a beautiful centrepiece for your next family dinner and…
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Fried Rice

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April 30, 2020

White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

Serves 6 Prep time | 5 minutes Cooking time | 35 minutes White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins | This is a very indulgent recipe, absolutely delicious, dense and moist. What I would call…
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Old-fashioned roast lamb and gravy

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March 5, 2019

Lamb and cheese-stuffed eggplant

Eggplant is such a versatile ingredient.  Try this tasty Greek-style dish for an inexpensive mid-week dinner. Serves 4 Prep time:  10 minutes  Cooking time: 30 minutes ¼ cup olive oil…