I am in Victoria for the week visiting family, and it makes talking of winter nights in Cairns seem a bit comical – it’s freezing here, and I’ve got everything rugged up. Nonetheless, we do have our own version of winter, and I still do crave those wintry dishes. I recently put together the dish [...]
I thought it might be of interest to some readers to see the main items that will be covered in the Produce Glossary of Tropical Cuisine: Cooking in Clare’s Kitchen. As you may already know this cookbook is the first of what will be several volumes, and in each one a new set of [...]
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Friends and family are dubbing me the black sapote queen because I’ve been immersing myself in its uses while the season lasts.Â That’s the nature of preparing a seasonal tropical cookbook; many tropical fruits are only available when they are in season (some exceptions being the stock that is bought in by [...]
Â© Catseye Productions 2009 Black sapote rich chocolate mousse
Our first photography session is done, so soon there will be shots loaded here at Clare’s Kitchen.Â We ended up working with three dishes; black sapote rich chocolate mousse; papaya soup; and tropical rock lobster with triple citrus sauce.
Since then I’ve been busy trialling some other recipes, [...]
I am hooked on my black sapote red wine gravy.Â Last night we had it with roast chicken, and this morning I quickly pan-steamed a pile of Brazilian spinach then added the remaining gravy, and served it with bantam eggs, grilled Roma tomatoes from the Atherton Tableland and crispy bacon from Northern Smallgoods, butchers in [...]