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Miguel Maestre – Spanish Chef Extraordinaire

We caught up with talented Spaniard Miguel Maestre and found out a bit about how his journey in cooking began.   How did you get into cooking? I grew up in Murcia, in Spain and left Spain at the age of 18 and went to the UK.  I was very independent and went to work […]

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5 mins with Karen Paynter from Woombye Cheese

We caught up with Woombye Cheese Company joint owner Karen Paynter to learn about all things cheesy. Owners of Woombye Cheese – Karen Paynter and sister Sandra Cadby Where does your passion for cheese stem from? Karen – I have always since I was a teenager loved shopping for and eating cheese, both white mould […]

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Maggie Beer’s Blood Orange, Seville Marmalade and Almond Cake

Don’t forget you can see Maggie live on stage in Brisbane 26 – 28 October. Ingredients 1 blood orange use navel or seville oranges if blood oranges are out of season 225g caster sugar 300g unsalted butter softened 6 free range eggs 1/3 cup Seville Marmalade 300g almond meal 150g polenta 1 tspn baking powder 1/4 cup almond flakes roasted for dusting icing sugar 400g mascarpone to serve Syrup 200ml blood […]

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Steamed Marshmallow Custard Strawberries

Ingredients Custard: 500ml milk 250ml cream 2 vanilla pods, split in half 200g caster sugar 12 egg yolks   Marshmallow: 150g egg whites Juice of 1 lemon 200g caster sugar   Strawberries: 500g strawberries, quartered 30g caster sugar Juice of 2 limes   Garnish Rocket cress 60g pine nuts, toasted, chopped   Serves 6   […]

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Good Food & Wine Show Cheese Lover’s Route  

If you’re a cheese lover like us, the Good Food & Wine Show has plenty of opportunities for you to get your cheese on in Brisbane. Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley Buffalo mozzarella, cheddar, camembert, goat’s cheese and creamy brie. Whatever your preference, you can discover your new favourite in Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley. Meander down the […]

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Discover the Granite Belt

Explore the wineries and history that make up the Granite Belt wine region   HISTORY Wine grapes were first planted on the Granite Belt in the 1860s, by the local Catholic parish priest, Father Jerome Davadi. Later many Italian families settled in the region and grew vines to make wine for their own consumption. The children of these […]

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Miguel's Gnocchi

Miguel’s Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi with Burnt Butter Sauce

Ingredients 400g baby spinach, washed 400g goat’s milk ricotta, dry 150g Maestre Murcia al Vino cheese, finely grated 1/2 whole nutmeg, finely grated 2 free range eggs, lightly beaten 1 lemon, finely grated rind and juice 120g flour 50g unsalted butter 12 sage leaves 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts Method Heat a large frying pan […]

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Seasonal Produce – June

Oranges Naval oranges get their name from the depression at their base, which looks like a little orange belly button. These juicy fruits have sweet, mildly citrus flavoured flesh and vibrant orange colour. Often used as the benchmark to compare vitamin C levels in other foods, oranges are indeed a very good source of vitamin […]

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