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I’m the sort of person if you tell me I can’t do it, I’ll give it my all to prove you wrong. This was also the case when I was about 16. It was my Grandfather’s birthday and I wanted to make something nice. Mum had mentioned that he had fallen in love with the profiterole since living in France. So with this I decided to make a mini croquembouche for him. Mum had warned me: ‘they’re hard to make, my oven isn’t good enough, they’ll surely ruin, it’ll be

It’s that time of year again – footy finals time when Melbourne comes alive! Even people at work are donning their team colours around the office, they’re MAD for it! You may or may not remember the amazing Lamb & Harissa Sausage rolls I made for last years grand final? They went down a treat and were perfect served with the homemade Harissa sauce I also made. OH MY! In my opinion you always need a good dose of pastry at a footy grand final… and this year is no exception.

This weeks recipe is a doozy. I’m really craving ‘comfort food’ now the Melbourne winter is creeping it’s way in. The sort of food you’d see on the menu of a good ol’ fashioned English pub. I do miss some of the London pubs. Two of our favourite in the South West (amongst others) were ‘The Ship’ and ‘The White Hart’, both right on the banks of the Thames. In summer we would sit there all day and bask in the sun whilst sipping on an ice-cold Pimms. All my

Lunch: I’ve just rediscovered my obsession with chorizo. I’d first come to love it on a trip to Barcelona many moons ago but it’s one of those ingredients I had somehow managed to forget. It wasn’t until a month or so ago that I had rediscovered these Spanish smallgoods after making Jamie Oliver’s delicious Tomato & Chorizo salad. Whenever possible, I try to cook in-season and as we’re now in the full-swing of an Australian autumn, I thought I’d use some lovely fresh Leeks from the market. I love the