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Lemon ginger cinnamon cake recipe

Lemon ginger cinnamon cake recipe

Lemon ginger cinnamon cake recipe This juicy, sweet and tangy lemon ginger cinnamon cake recipe was inspired by the festive season but can be enjoyed all year round. This delicious recipe for lemon ginger cinnamon cake was generously shared with me by Matthias Frész, a teacher at the Akademie Deutsches Bäckerhandwerk in Weinheim where I recently completed my bread...
Join our 2020 Christmas Baking Swap [Registrations now closed]

Join our 2020 Christmas Baking Swap [Registrations now closed]

Decisive Cravings Christmas Baking Swap 2020  Join our second Christmas baking swap! This is for the bakers, treat eaters and lovers of snail mail.    [REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED]   If you love Christmas or the festive holidays, and receiving parcels in the mail then keep reading. Last year we organised our first ever BAKING SWAP with beautiful parcels...
Spiced Honey Cake Recipe

Spiced Honey Cake Recipe

Spiced Honey Cake Recipe Words, recipe and images by Yasmin Shenhav Yasmin Shenhav of Sunny Side Up, shares with us her recipe for Spiced Honey Cake. This is something she makes every year to celebrate the tradition of Jewish New Year.   The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, has many food-related traditions. We celebrate the...
Puff Pastry Pizza

Puff Pastry Pizza

Puff Pastry Pizza By Jennifer Curcio   I love simple, quick and flavoursome mid-week meal options and this is one of our favourites. Every few weeks we make a version of this Puff Pastry Pizza and serve it with a few fresh sides to balance out the indulgence of the pastry.   The version I’ve...
Melbourne Food Orders for Good (during lockdown)

Melbourne Food Orders for Good (during lockdown)

 Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash Melbourne Food Orders for Good A round-up of stay-at-home meals and food initiatives that support those impacted by Melbourne’s current lockdown. by Jennifer Curcio   Melbourne has reinvented itself under lockdown. Market Lane’s roastery in East Brunswick now has a coffee bean vending machine, chefs normally making food are baking...
Creamy potato salad with tarragon & caper berries

Creamy potato salad with tarragon & caper berries

Creamy potato salad with tarragon and caper berries This potato salad is a variation on something I grew up with. Mum would make a simple potato salad with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, with the occasional guest appearance of parsley and sometimes mayonnaise. Mayonnaise for me is a must and so is vinegar but...
Nonna’s wild fennel and roasted chestnut soup

Nonna’s wild fennel and roasted chestnut soup

Nonna’s wild fennel and roasted chestnut soup This is my Nonna’s wild fennel and roasted chestnut soup which I wrote about in this story for SBS Food. This recipe, shared with me by my mother which we recorded together, was something her mother, my Nonna, used to make during the cold winters in Sardinia.  Some notes...
Miranda Mills - Foodie Profile

Miranda Mills – Foodie Profile

Miranda Mills – Foodie Profile Miranda Mills is a writer, bibliophile, ex-Londoner and the host of the Tea and Tattle Podcast. She also runs Miranda’s Notebook and Miranda’s Bookcase.   Miranda, you wear many hats, running the Tea & Tattle podcast, as well as Miranda’s Notebook and Miranda’s Bookcase. Could you share a little bit about...
NEW: Tomato risoni /orzo with dill and mozzarella

NEW: Tomato risoni /orzo with dill and mozzarella

Tomato risoni /orzo with dill and mozzarella Risoni or orzo as it is also called, is a type of pasta that I associate fondly with my childhood. It was stirred through milk soups or made with a quick broth and I always found it filling and comforting. Now of course, the dish has come full...
Beetroot patties with horseradish cream by Alissa Timoshkina

Beetroot patties with horseradish cream by Alissa Timoshkina

Beetroot patties with horseradish cream recipe by Alissa Timoshkina – image credit Lizzie Mayson Beetroot patties with horseradish cream recipe by Alissa Timoshkina   My beetroot patties (or bite size falafel type fritters), have their roots in a very basic Soviet-era canteen dish which I have jazzed up a little with walnuts, garlic and dill....
Russian Dukkah by Alissa Timoshkina

Russian Dukkah by Alissa Timoshkina

Russian Dukkah by Alissa Timoshkina – image credit Lizzie Mayson Russian Dukkah by Alissa Timoshkina   This is my own experiment that turned into a super simple recipe for what I call a Russian dukkah. It’s a mix of seeds and spices traditional in Eastern European cuisine (using the analogy of the Egyptian spice mix), and it works...
Alissa Timoshkina - Foodie Profile

Alissa Timoshkina – Foodie Profile

Foodie Profile – Alissa Timoshkina Interview by Jennifer Curcio In this Foodie Profile we chat with London based cook, food writer, cookbook author and founder of the Kino Vino supper club, Alissa Timoshkina. She shares with us snapshots from her childhood, the inspiration behind her love of food, recipes from her esteemed cookbook Salt & Time,...