Mince Pie Galette

Pastry – Ingredients1 ½ cups of plain flour – white or wholemeal110g cold salted butter (cubed)¼ cup cold water (fridge chilled is best)1 tbsp milk for wash or 1 x egg2 tbsp caster sugar ¼ tsp salt  InstructionsMix the flour, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Rub in the butter until breadcrumb consistency. Add the water and stir...

Sweet Potato & Star Anise Soup

Sweet Potato & Star Anise Soup

by Ilaria Catazone If you are after a quick soup that’s easy and tasty, here’s a new idea for you! And as the weather warms up, this soup is just as good served cold as it is hot. And best ever, all ingredients are available at the Co-op!!! For four hungry people you will need:One...

Japanese Winter Series #5 – Shiratama-Zenzai 白玉ぜんざい – Sweet red-bean soup with sticky-rice ball

Japanese Winter Series #5 – Shiratama-Zenzai 白玉ぜんざい – Sweet red-bean soup with sticky-rice ball

by Maki Watson Zenzai is a very traditional Japanese dessert soup made with ‘azuki’ beans and ‘mochi’, or glutinous rice cake. For ‘shiratama zenzai’, we’re making a particular kind of mochi known as ‘shiratama dango’ – shiratama translates directly as ’round white jewel’, and dango being the name for very popular glutinous rice balls that...

Japanese Winter Series #3 – Dashimaki-tamago だし巻き卵 – Egg roll omlette

Japanese Winter Series #3 – Dashimaki-tamago だし巻き卵 – Egg roll omlette

by Maki Watson Dining is not only about taste. It is about harmony among our five senses: touch, taste, hearing, eyesight, and smell. I think that eyesight is very important one with ‘dashimaki-tamago’, as the brilliant yellow of pasture-raised organic eggs does the perfect job of brightening the palette of tables or lunch boxes. Yes,...

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

by Ilaria Catizone Don’t know about you, but I love waking up to a warm brekkie that I don’t have to prepare… and even better if it is healthy, filling and of course yummy!! We discovered overnight oats a few years ago and we love them. They are a staple for me, and my 11...

Kitsune Soba – 狐そば

Kitsune Soba – 狐そば

by Maki Watson Soba has been considered good luck for a long time (at least 200 years) in Japan! Japanese people eat Soba on some special occasions like moving house or New Year’s Eve, as we did in my family. Since Soba, which are noodles made from buckwheat, are easier to cut than thicker varieties,...

{Bulk} Tofu delight

{Bulk} Tofu delight

by Illaria Catizone We are not vegan, but I am always on the lookout for more plant-based recipes and when I recently tried this one I knew I had found a winner! Originally from Veggie Society (https://veggiesociety.com/sesame-tofu-recipe-broccoli/ ) this sesame tofu dish was very well received by the whole family… well almost… my super fussy...