25 November 2014

Buttery Nut Crust !

It's my new favourite thing to do.  

Make pastry from ground up nuts.  

No gluten in sight.

Just buttery, crunchy and oh so tasty pastry that adds the jua de vivre to a yummy but otherwise simple vegetable tart.

There is no looking back for this little duck.

Buttery Nut Crust
(adapted from the I Quit Sugar Website)

Makes 1 x 25cm tart shell


1 1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup hazelnut meal
3/4 cups tapioca flour
1 small egg
100 g butter


Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

In an electric mixer, whiz together everything until they have congealed enough that you can roll into a ball. 

Mould into a 25cm diameter tart tin and cook in the oven for ten minutes.

23 November 2014

Festival Francais de Melbourne 2014

On a glorious Melbourne Spring day, three little ladies went to France.

Well, we went to the 2014 Melbourne French Festival.

France without the 23 hour flight.


20 November 2014

The Brussels Sprout !

When you think of brussels sprouts, do you think of over boiled, mushy little grey balls on a plate?   You know what I'm talking about.....that smelly little vegetable your mum placed on your dinner plate and insisted you eat before leaving the table.  

Well, I certainly remember.