Everyone loves tiramisu. And here's a stunning variation, limoncello and white chocolate. Of course the secret, as with any tiramisu, is to make it the day before. Juice & zest of 3 lemons 3/4 cup limoncello 3/4 cup water 1 cup caster sugar Mix these together in a shallow dish, dissolving sugar. You can vary the … Continue reading What’s not to love?
Category: Combinations made in heaven
Free from the conference and a couple of days at leisure in Bangkok, time for eating & shopping. At the Mah Boon Krong food hall made sure that I left space for a serving of that simple but delicious dessert, mango with sticky rice. It’s the contrast between the sticky, tangy rice with just a … Continue reading Sticky rice with mango
It’s been a wonderful time here in the Sounds, again. Cold, of course, but that’s to be expected at this time of the year, and a great excuse for open fires. Lots to do outdoors, not least of which the many hydrangeas to prune, but it’s very satisfying, knowing that you’re getting the garden ready … Continue reading Sounds eating III
Chocolate. I don’t say enough about chocolate, so … A delicious chocolate dessert at lunch yesterday at Logan Brown, the restaurant in the neo-classical banking chamber of a former bank on Cuba Street, the lunch a treat after several days of packing up the house in preparation for the laying of new carpet, and, indeed, … Continue reading Logan Brown
At this time of the year, for a brief period, watermelons are abundant and cheap, and their watery sweetness just has to be enjoyed. Well, that’s my adult perception. As a child I thought they were horrible … they were too PINK and forever spitting out the big black seeds put me off … today, … Continue reading Watermelons for ecstasy
It’s simple combinations that often make the best meals. Like sweet corn and butter. Leaving Napier the other day, I stopped at the fresh produce seller beside Anderson Park and bought some freshly harvested sweet corn. Home a few hours later, that became lunch. The secret, it seems to me, is dropping the cobs into … Continue reading The secret of sweet corn?
There are certain food combinations that seem to have been made in heaven. Rocket, pine nuts & parmesan being one of them. All you need for a great simple salad. And then, for lunch at the Italian café on Cuba Street on Lawrence’s birthday … the dinner menu didn’t require all day in the kitchen, … Continue reading Pasta perfection