Honey panna cotta with roasted quince and honeycomb

I like to deceive people.  But don’t think badly of me.  I’m not talking about deception in the serious way, like crying game style but in the I like to cook things that look impressive and difficult but are really dead easy kinda way.  Panna cotta is one of those desserts.  I love it, you can infuse it with a million different flavours and best of all you can make it ahead of time, pop it in the fridge and bibbidi bobbed boo you have a super impressive dessert that will wow the pants off your guests.

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Cypriot grain salad – best salad ever….

Over the Easter weekend, the Dr and I with a few friends, went to Hellenic Republic.  I’m not sure why, but I had never been there until now (yeah, crazy, I know).  Anyway, I’m not here to do a review and anyway I’m probably the last person in Melbourne who hasn’t eaten there so what’s the point right?  The reason for me talking about Mr ‘I eat like a neanderthal’s’ establishment is that they had a salad there that was absolutely to die for and guess what…super healthy to  boot.  You really just felt the goodness as you were eating it, full of grains, nuts, and seeds it had such a killer flavour and texture.  So, I’ve recreated the dish for you guys and I hope you enjoy it just as much as we did.

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Chicken braised with figs, honey and vinegar

 

Ok folks, continuing on our figustation, today I bring you this totally delectable recipe from Maggie Beer from her book Maggie’s Kitchen.  You have to love the gorgeous Maggie;  she’s the mother you would love to have if your own mother was a crap cook.  There should be no excuses not to try this recipe, it is a super easy one-pot recipe and it tastes bloody delicious.  So delicious in fact that The Dr literally licked his plate clean.  What I love about this recipe is that you don’t even have to brown the chicken before you bake it in the oven for only 30mins! Yes, you heard, only 30mins!  You could really impress with this recipe even on a weeknight.  Go on then, get in the kitchen….

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