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  • Rhubarb Crumble

    Allan Campion's rhubarb crumble is a great recipe for teenagers to try if they show an interest in cooking, as they are virtually no-fail. A simple process of stewed fruit topped with crumble mix, into the oven and its cooking!

  • Home dried herbs

    One of the great aspects of seasonal food is preserving what’s abundant for future use. Obviously this can mean buying what’s in season to create pickles, jams, sauces or preserves. Making dried herbs at home is really quite simple and makes great use of excess seasonal ingredients. Super easy and you get to keep flavour for future use.
  • Asian-inspired pumpkin soup

    This Asian-inspired pumpkin soup is a long time favourite of mine. Variations on this soup recipe has appeared in many of my cookbooks and early editions of the Seasonal Produce Diary in the mid 1990's.
  • Is shopping and cooking with the seasons worthwhile?

    “Shopping with the seasons is one of the keys to great cooking.” Allan Campion
    ...... Or is it? What are the benefits to shopping with the seasons?
  • Orange and almond cake

    This orange and almond cake is a classic recipe I first came across in The New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Rodin. Over the years I have tweaked the recipe a little, and have included it in numerous cookbooks and recipe articles.
  • The Four Seasons of Food

    Following the seasons is something cooks have done by necessity for ever basically. Until that was, we began to send ingredients interstate and overseas. This has been of huge benefit for some growers.But those who turn ingredients into meals know deep down that cooking with the freshest, local, in-seasonal ingredients
  • Shopping and Cooking with the Seasons - Autumn/Fall

    Choosing in-season ingredients means you are choosing fruit and vegetables that are packed with flavour, ripeness, sweetness, are widely available and affordable. It’s a win-win!
  • Pasta with wild Autumn mushrooms

    There is no better time to enjoy mushrooms that in Autumn with wild-picked varieties such as orange pine and slippery jack mushrooms coming available. Braised with white wine and tomato puree they make a magnificent pasta sauce.
  • Apple Tarte Tatin recipe

    Apple tarte tatin is one of my all-time favourite recipes as it takes apples to new heights by cooking them in caramel sauce, then baking under puff pastry. This is without a doubt the most incredible upside-down apple pie experience you’re ever likely to have. Especially good when apples are in-season each autumn and winter.