Tag: winter

Herbie’s Winter Spice

Winter 2017 is upon us and the time has come for gathering ideas on how to add extra warmth to our recipes. Dried herbs and spices offer us the opportunity to easily incorporate grumbling tum satisfying flavours into our meals. They can also help us to keep things light during a feasting period traditionally characteriSed as being a little on the h...

Recipe: Lamb Balti

The Balti originates from Baltistan in Northern Pakistan where the cuisine style has some similarities with neighbouring China. Traditionally cooked in a round shaped, two handled pan, the Balti Dish or Karahi as it is also known, has a strong passing resemblance to the Wok. This aromatic, quick to cook, medium hot curry is made with lean lamb stri...

Mud Australia Cookware

The beauty of a Mud Australia piece goes beyond its aesthetic appeal. Each piece, regardless of shape, can be safely used to bake your favourite winter treats with fantastic results, thanks to the 1000ºC + firing process. But for more traditional baking tasks mud australia create a range of cookware pieces made for oven-to-table use....

Paddywax Eco Candles

Social responsibility gets a clever, recycled remake with our ECO Green Collection. Featuring upcycled wine bottle containers and smartly designed packaging including exclusive wood veneer tubes. Our ECO Green Collection comes in eight glorious and guiltless fragrances. Bordeaux, Fig & Vetiver The heady aroma of  Bordeaux combined with swee...

Recipe: Creamy Seafood Chowder

This seafood chowder is rich and creamy without being heavy. The use of dulse seaweed adds a smokey flavour and silken texture to the broth. Ingredients: 40g unsalted butter 2 medium onions, peeled and sliced. 1 large leek, finely sliced 600ml fish stock 500ml milk 500g mixed firm white fish - ling, barramundi , salmon,  300g prawns or cla...

Exotic Peppers

Since as early as 1000 B.C. pepper has been the dominant spice on dining tables around the globe. Common black pepper from Karala, India is perhaps the most well known, but there are many other peppers of different geographical origins that bring exciting flavour to your dishes. A brief history: Pepper has been a trade commodity since before the ...

Recipe: Peach and Cardamom Crisp

"Make the most of the end of the stone fruit season with this quick and easy recipe. Also try using figs, apricots, plums, or a combination of fruits – the result will be just as delicious. We love the crisp filo pastry as a base, but if you’re after something a little more decadent, use puff pastry." - Kate Hemphill Ingredients: 4 sheets fil...

Recipe: Chicken Tagine

This Chicken Tagine has all the wonderful aromas and rich flavours characteristic of classic winter recipes, but with a delightful Middle Eastern twist. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 red onions, thinly sliced lengthways 4 garlic cloves, crushed with 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspo...

Recipe: Mulled Wine

Festive, fruity and spicy, Mulled Wine has been served for centuries to ease the mind, warm the soul and chase away those winter chills. This recipe using Herbie’s Mulling Spices is easy to make and will be a definite crowd pleaser. Ingredients: 1 tsp allspice berries 2 cassia bark quills 1 tsp dried ginger 1 tsp of orange peel or ¼ of the pee...

Mastering the Art of Stock

The foundation of so many winter recipes is a quality stock. While liquid stock is readily available from grocery stores everywhere, there is a certain satisfaction that comes from preparing your own. The general recipe for making a stock is relatively simple and the results often taste better than anything you can buy in a carton. We outline the 3...