French Fig and Fromage Canapé

Sylvia's French Fig and Fromage Canape
Figs are fabulous. I just love them! So when they happen to come into my possession my culinary passion runs away with me. It is a pity I don't have room in the garden for a variety of these trees but I am grateful to our various farming friends who grace me with a basket [...]

Sylvia’s Pan-fried Hot Smoked Salmon

Pan fried Hot Smoked Salmon
This delicious dish was intuitively created early one evening in our cabin with water views whilst on a mini-break in Strahan a number of years ago. Travelling through Tasmania's south-west region we stopped along the way to purchase most of the fresh produce at road side stalls. The hot smoked salmon we bought that day. [...]

Sylvia’s Zucchini & Basil Frittata

Sylvia's Zucchini Frittata
Zucchini heralds the coming of Summer with brilliant bright deep-yellow flowers a magnet for bees who just love spending time in the early morning gathering their pollen and nectar for the hive. I love watching them! :) But back to the kitchen! Here is my delicious Summer Zucchini and Basil Frittata in all its golden [...]

Vanillekipferln – Almond Vanilla Crescents

Vanillekipferln Almond Vanilla Crescents 1
As you know, I have a strong passion for and connection to food and cooking since I was a little girl. My dearly beloved late grandmother was my cooking coach. She mentored me on cooking techniques and skills of the kitchen. Here I share with you a treasured recipe that is close to my heart. [...]

Sylvia’s Seven Top Tips for Christmas Entertaining

1. Keep It SimpleI know I keep going on about this, but it really is true. We all get caught up in the spiral of Christmas and then when the day is over, we just fall into a heap. Don’t! Try to keep a simple perspective on it all. Remember your “mise en place”, that [...]