Apple & Lemon Torta

Italia |Simple recipes from the Italian Cook School – Jo Seagar

I  don’t believe I am alone when I admit that I don’t often make a recipe as it is written.  I use the recipe as a guide, and substitute flavours here and there.  Sometimes with success and other times not so but during the process I learn a little more about what works and what doesn’t.  And so if I had been making this recipe – it may not have been such a wonderful ending to our dinner.  We had invited guests to eat with us, and I was in charge Continue reading

Baked Apple with Vanilla & Thyme

Baked Apple with Vanilla & Thyme

Here in New Zealand we are at the end of the apple harvest with a few lone late stragglers stubbornly clinging to the branches even though the leaves have bailed for the year. We’re chomping through cold storage apples so is good that some varieties keep well. From the Gisborne Farmers Market this week we have a mixed bag of Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Granny Smiths. Stay tuned to see how they fare. Meanwhile here is a recipe I prepared during the apple harvest a few seasons past.