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Noosa Beach House - Peter Kuruvita

Sri Lankan Curries from the Master on Noosa Beach

It’s been over a year since we last visited Noosa’s Hastings Street and slightly longer since we were last at Noosa Beach House.   It’s a stunning location and we love a good curry so we had no hesitation in accepting this weekends invitation to join other local…

Rhubarb and white chocolate crumble recipe

Rhubarb and white chocolate crumble

Rhubarb and white chocolate crumble was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the big bunches of bright scarlet rhubarb for sale at our local farmers market this weekend.  It was an old winter favourite in New Zealand but it’s not something…

Spicy roasted edamame

Spicy roasted edamame

Oh my goodness, these spicy roasted edamame beans are the bomb! Edamame are young soybeans and are a really common bar snack in Japan.  They are usually served still in the pod, steamed lightly and dressed with a little salt.  I love them and as…

Caramel coffee syrup

Caramel Coffee Syrup

I’d got into a bit of a habit of buying a bottle of caramel coffee syrup in my weekly shop recently.  It really does make sitting out my garden with a cup of coffee feel a little bit special and indulgent.  Those little bottles of…

Love this delicious kaffir lime and vanilla ice cream

Kaffir Lime and Vanilla Ice Cream

I came up with this kaffir lime and vanilla ice cream recipe recently to use a batch of limes off my tree.  I planted the kaffir lime for it’s leaves, a key ingredient of many Thai dishes.  Fortunately it’s a very vigorous little tree because I’m…

Chai spice sugar cookies

Chai spice sugar cookies

As our taste buds continue to circle the globe this week I couldn’t go past the evocative aromas and flavour of India’s masala chai tea. While it’s so delicious and calming to sip on I was looking for a way to invoke those same senses in the cookie tin with this weeks baking. What I came up with are these chai spice sugar cookies, they have a double hit of spice and are oh so good!

Char siu - Chinese BBQ Pork

Char Siu | Chinese BBQ Pork

I walked past the char siu and BBQ duck hanging in the window in Market Square and had immediate cravings for Asian BBQ.  Unfortunately I’m still reacting badly to pretty much every chemical, colouring and additive so I had to find a work around in my own kitchen…

chirashi-zushi also called scattered sushi

Chirashi Zushi | Scattered Sushi

On our travels in Japan we’ve enjoyed chirashi zushi from Osaka all the way up to Sapporo.  It’s a delicious bed of perfectly seasoned sushi rice topped with anything from a layer to a mound of fresh seafood, vegetables and other condiments.   We’ve had…

Beef sausage rolls recipe

Beef Sausage Rolls

With Australia day approaching I like to have a batch of sausage rolls handy for picnics or when friends stop by.  This recipe is fast to put together, the uncooked rolls can be frozen and cooked later or the cooked rolls can be stored in the…

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Our predicted week of tropical summer wet turned into just the one day of rain.  It was very much appreciated by my garden and the water tank but now the sun is back and the humidity is climbing so this weekend we’ll head on up to the…

Review of Madame Wu Brisbane Review 7.7

A review of Madame Wu in Brisbane

We recently headed into Brisbane CBD with good friends for a relaxed weekend lunch.  The area along the river is packed with restaurants of all styles and price points and on a sunny day, which lets be honest is most days in Queensland, it really is…

Baileys chocolate truffles

Baileys chocolate truffles

At this time of year the kitchen is in a constant state of production, with getting ready for the big day, all the events in the lead up and a bit of pre-planning for New Years celebrating.  There’s a temptation for each creation to become…