Prepare your summer salad dressings in advance and keep in glass jars in the fridge. When you need to create a quick salad, the dressing is done and ready to enhance all the delicious seasonal flavours you have thrown together in the bowl. It’s a game changer.
Whilst this roasted vegetable salad is time consuming to make, it is well worth the effort. You need to roast off all the vegetables on separate trays to get your timings right! This is one of the most popular salads I have ever made and I have been making it for years. Use your favourite … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Salad
This morning I shared some top tips for Christmas menus on Radio New Zealand with Jim Mora. Here is the audio link for you to enjoy. Vanessa Baxter Top Xmas Tips
These sausage rolls are a favourite item on the Fearless Kitchen platters and they are super simple to make. You can change around the filling when you make them at home to suit your family. You can use exotic filling ingredients or a good quality plain pork sausage.
You may simply wish to drink your beer but this recipe will win you over and have you buying beer especially to create these beer scones. The scones are light and full of flavour and so easy to make. We have flavoured them with a great IPA, some orange juice, sharp cheese and fresh sage. … Continue reading Beer Scones where you are happy to use your beer for baking
This pumpkin kumara soup is a favourite in the Fearless Kitchen cookbook and in our home. Everyone I serve it to totally loves it. For those who find it a little spicy just taste as you go and add in more vegetables and coconut milk. For a spicier version you can simply add extra chilli … Continue reading Pumpkin Kumara Soup
Let’s talk sandwiches. School Sandwich I gave up on sandwiches for a while – I had lived on Vegemite and Kraft cheese sandwiches at school for so long. It was the ultimate school lunchbox go to sandwich in Australia in the late 70’s. I am sure I thought that I was cool having the cheese … Continue reading Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich
Over the weekend I tried a lovely homemade spinach and feta dip at my neighbours. This inspired me to create my own mediterranean whipped feta dip. I then found a NY times whipped feta recipe which further inspired me. This is my take on Sarah Jampel’s published recipe though I have tweaked it and converted … Continue reading Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes
I began mucking around today with ideas for Anzac Day baking. You shouldn’t steer to far from the delicious chewiness that is the traditional ANZAC cookie. I did however become inspired by the thought of an Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich. This may have been due to the tub of Kapiti camomile and salted honey ice-cream … Continue reading Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich