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grapefruit and campari sorbet

grapefruit and campari sorbet

This grapefruit and Campari sorbet is the perfect balance between sweet and bitter with a light texture which I love. It is also very easy to make with a minimal amount of heating, cooling and churning going on. Ice cream in general has to be the easiest dessert to make, and once you start making your own, its difficult to settle for anything but the best. With a sorbet, you want to taste the essence of the ingredients you are using. Without any cream or milk, the flavours should be bright and clean.

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I saw a friend tweet a pic of an ice cream made with this flavour combination recently and couldn’t tell if it was an ice cream or a sorbet but I fell in love with the idea. I decided to make it the latter as I felt the flavours would be better suited without any cream. This is perfect as a dessert or palate cleanser and I was thinking it could be lovely scooped into a glass and topped up with bubbly and served as a drink too. Continue Reading →

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a few recipes to get us in the mood for summer

Piedmontese peppers

peaches

In March this year I was commissioned to a write a few recipes for the French food and wine website Cuisine et Vins de France. They had to be for summer, include particular ingredients, and I was lucky to be able to source all the produce just before it went out of season here in South Africa. We were heading towards winter then. Now that we are firmly in spring, or dare I say even edging into summer, I thought I would share my images and recipes from this shoot. Continue Reading →

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the perfect paloma cocktail

the perfect paloma cocktail

The Paloma is the most popular tequila based cocktail in Mexico and if you struggle to drink tequila cocktails because they bring back too many dreadful memories of drunken student days and debauchery, this might just be the alternative. Continue Reading →

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