Category: Food & Wine

Fruity Panna Cotta Recipe

Even though summer has waved us goodbye, that does not mean we can’t still enjoy some fruity and fresh desserts! Synonymous with the summer seasons, panna cotta is a classic Italian recipe. Made of sweetened cream with a thickener of gelatine, this dessert is often accompanied with an aromatic note, whether that is berries, coffee or vanilla.  This fruity and fabulous recipe is courtesy of our resident executive chef, John Ross, who has over 30 years of experience in his field. So for our fabulous readers who are craving a cheeky treat, check out the recipe below!   RECIPE:...

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Appetizing Autumn Meals

Tita Smith Not too hot, but not too cold- autumn is the airy in-between break from scorching summer days to glacial winter nights. This season, the weather teeters on a fine line between slightly warm and slightly chilly – and our palates seem to do the same. For some autumn inspiration, try out some of these recipes, which combine the light fragrant flavours of summer with the rich and hearty warmth of winter dishes. Hint of Heat In summer, the cooler, the better. It’s the time your taste buds crave cool crispy summer salads and iced fruity drinks. While...

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Easter Lunch Inspiration

Tita Smith Fancy Some Fish?  If you’re a fan of fish dishes, Easter is a great time to whip up a warm seafood salver. This April, be autumn inspired with some warm rice dishes paired with your favourite fish. Risottos and paellas are a delicious hearty alternative for those abstaining from meat over Good Friday. Match herbs with meals for added fragrance – like salmon with dill and barramundi with parsley. Vamp Up Your Veggies Vegetable bakes are another nourishing, wholesome option for anyone avoiding meat. Meatless recipes require larger amounts of vegetables, which means a variety of flavours...

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Healthy eating is here to stay

Tita Smith The verdict is in – health is here to stay. With 2018 setting a new standard for health and sustainability, 2019 is looking to expand and evolve on this movement. Surrendering to the seasons this year will be easy, with Sydney Observer showcasing the latest food and wine trends. Fermenting: This gut-happy health trend is set to soar in 2019. Packed with probiotics and good stomach bacteria that aids in digestion, this trend has also recently been found to benefit mood and stress levels. For DIY fermenting ideas, click here, for a head start to happy eating!...

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Easy Refreshing Cocktail Recipes

Isabella Ross   Raspberry Fizz This beverage is always a crowd favourite, thanks to its sweet and tarty taste. With a hint of raspberry and good source of bubbly, this fizzy cocktail can easily be made in big batches for garden parties and entertaining. 1-tablespoon caster sugar 2-teaspoons lemon juice ½ cup frozen raspberries 750ml bottle chilled champagne Fresh raspberries and lime wheel Combine frozen raspberries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Discard solids. Place in fridge for...

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