Stewed Nectarines with Vanilla Ice Cream

Stewed Nectarines and Ice Cream

Plump and juicy nectarines (or peaches) are good the way they are. But stewing or baking them until they are soft and bursting with juices takes it to another level. Add vanilla ice cream to cooked nectarines, and you will be in heaven ~ the perfect summer dessert. Read more >>

A Simple Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

I was at City’Super the other day and came across a box of Aussie Cherry Tomato Medley Mix and couldn’t resist buying it (despite how pricey it was).  I absolutely adore cherry tomatoes, they are like sweet and juicy pops of joy in my mouth.  I ate half of the box as a snack and used the other half in a Tomato Salad recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meal book.

I am sharing this recipe because the salad is tasty and simple to make!  If you like tomatoes like me, give it a try. Read more >>

Jamie Oliver’s Guacamole


I bought a few extra avocados when making the breakfast bruschetta last weekend, with the intention of whipping up some guacamole. When I bought the avocados they weren’t ripe enough for the recipe, so I had to wait a few days.  By Thursday evening I checked the avocados by applying a little pressure while I held them in my hands, and sure enough they gave a little, indicating they were soft enough. Read more >>

Figs & Honey


I got the Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meal book recently and have been flipping through it every night contemplating which recipes to try out and admiring all of the food photography.  There was this photograph of figs and honey, which every time I looked at, made my mouth water.   The beautiful color of the figs captured in the photo, made me think of the sweetness of the succulent fruit. Read more >>