Spaghetti ai peperoncini verdi (or rosso)

When bell peppers/capsicums are cheap, or plentiful it’s usually at the end of the summer and salads season, so we think about cooking them.

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Honey grilled nectarines

“When I was young there was an old guy who would work the hives here on the island. He got stung badly and went to hospital, and there was no-one else to look after them. A guy from the Department of Agriculture showed me how to do it. We got a new queen, and there…

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Mirin & ginger dressing for King Island oysters

Stephen says if you can’t get the King Island oysters it’s ok with your best local ones too.

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Char grilled octopus with lemon & oregano

This has become a Russell signature dish. The local KI octopus are very tender.

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Rhubarb & cinnamon cake

This cake Stephen says, is such a big hit with the older ladies who come for morning tea, that he can’t take it off the menu.

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Polenta Grassa

Pausing for lunch on the ski slopes demands something warming – and who cares about carbs when you’re burning all that energy?

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Nanny's Christmas Pudding

Everyone’s mother makes the ‘best’ Christmas pudding, but my mother definitely does.

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Swiss Preacher's Cake

This cake was made to impress the visiting Preacher, works for friends too.

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Sichuan-style green beans with pork mince

There are many variations of this classic Chinese dish, this one works well.

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Summer Pudding

When the prices of store bought berries drop and when the red currants are ready in our garden, it’s time to make our favourite summer desert.

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Hunting Truffles

A truffle hunt in Umbria lead to one in Sutton NSW which led to…

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And then there were two

We have become empty nesters. The last daughter has fledged and flown away to Melbourne…

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