This recipe came about a couple of years ago, when Adam and I were gifted a huge basket of home grown peaches. The fruit had been picked a little too early and as a result the peaches never ripened properly. It felt wasteful to just toss the peaches into the green waste bin, so I decided to show them a little love.
With a little time, butter and sugar I was able to transform those peaches into something soft, sweet and syrupy. This dish has now become a well-loved favourite in our house, particularly at this time of the year when the days are long and warm and the stone fruit is abundant. The thyme seems like a slightly odd addition, but its subtle, earthy flavour works wonderfully with the sweet peaches.
This is definitely not an ‘everyday’ breakfast, rather best savoured on a slow Saturday morning, in pyjamas with a cup of coffee in hand…
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I love a homemade biscuit. There’s something so deliciously moreish about biscuits that are slightly misshapen, crunchy on the outside and a little soft on inside. While chocolate chip ones are always welcome, sometimes you crave something more savoury and dense. I whipped up a batch of granola biscuits the other week and they’ve proven to be a rather satisfying snack….
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One of my favourite things about living in ‘Australia’s foodbowl’ is being able to access so much locally grown produce. It also means lots of average backyards often have vegetable patches and fruit trees, which deliver a bounty of goodies at certain times of the year. Friends, Sophie and Tim, have a particularly healthy orange tree in their yard and last year we used a big bucket of oranges to make marmalade (there’s actually still a few jars sitting in the pantry!) When they kindly gifted us another load of oranges a few weeks ago, I started browsing recipes to see what I could whip up with this year’s bounty.
My favourite use so far: orange and cranberry granola…
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The other week, Adam and I managed to sneak in a Friday morning breakfast date. Although it would have been lovely to have the entire morning to linger over our meal, the hour or so we had alone was just wonderful and the perfect way to start the wind down to the weekend…
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