Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Recipe & Photo from Mariana Gates Ingredients 150gm drained sun-dried tomatoes in oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled 2 small ripe roma tomatoes 1/3 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2tbsp shredded fresh basil leaves 1tsp salt ½ tsp cracked black peppercorns ½ cup olive oil Method Using sharp knife, nick roma […]

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Recipe & Photo from Mariana Gates Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil 1 stalk celery 1 medium onion 4 cloves garlic 1 large red capsicum 1 medium eggplant 2 roma tomatoes, skinned 1 medium zucchini OR 3 yellow squash 3 tbsp brown sugar ½ cup sultanas ½ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup fresh basil leaves Salt […]

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Maggie’s Lemon Mousse

Serves 8 Ingredients 4 – 6 lemons depending on the size 100 ml milk 150 ml Lemon Juice 2 Lemons Grated Rind 150 g caster sugar 4 egg yolks 1 Tbls. unflavored gelatin dissolved in ¼ cup of hot water 200 ml cream 4 Egg whites   Directions Soak the gelatin in a quarter of […]

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Enamelling on Copper book

Introducing My New Book – Enameling on Copper!

With the disruptions of the G20 behind us here in Brisbane,  I’ve been thinking about the positives and how it should bring all the countries of the world closer together. The city has been a crazy place to negotiate as buildings and car parks were made secure and kept off-limits to the general public. But there were perks! There was live […]

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Enamelled Headpins by Barbara Lewis

  Barbara Lewis uses these enamelled headpins  in her book ‘Toch Fired Enamel Jewelry’ There have been a few ‘issues’ with cracking of the enamel on headpins, so in this video Barbara shows us an easy way to get a better success rate. Using larger enamel particles, much bigger grains than the normal 80#. Check it […]

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