Pear Tarte Tatin

To celebrate my son’s birthday on Sunday I was inspired to bake, I have not had the opportunity to make sweets for a little while.  I know that he loves cake made with fresh seasonal fruit. This classic French dessert is an upside-down pastry in which the fruit is caramelised in butter and sugar before… Continue reading Pear Tarte Tatin

Sticky Pear and Fig Cake

This delightful cake recipe I am sharing was passed onto me and fellow students by our chef Sebastian. We used Nashi pears for the recipe in class however, for this recipe I have used William pears.  You can use other varieties such as Bosc, Packham, Asian, Comice, Red Bartlett or Conference as long as the pear’s flesh remains firm.… Continue reading Sticky Pear and Fig Cake

Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

For the many of us planning and preparing for our Christmas gatherings, this vegetable selection just sings with goodness and is sure to be a hit at the festive table.  A combination of roasted and saute′d greens with the wonderful added sweetness of the Japanese Pumpkin.  This dish is sure to be a wonderful accompaniment… Continue reading Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

Rocket, Pear & Fennel Salad (Arugula)

For many of you that are still enjoying the height of summer, I would like to share this refreshing salad recipe.  A few simple ingredients to satisfy your taste buds. I have a few successful Rocket plants growing in my garden.  They flower, seed and then spread around the veggie patch.  The seedlings often appear in different… Continue reading Rocket, Pear & Fennel Salad (Arugula)