Karen Martini’s mussels

Mussels fried with fennel seeds, served with grilled bread. Karen Martini WINTER SEASONAL CELEBRATION recipes for Sunday Life. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Styling by Caroline Velik, Karen's own pan.

Classic Australia

This time of year is a great time for classic Australian bakes and barbies. My lamingtons first appeared in epicure’s Chocolate cook book.I've added some other Australia Day classics as well: ...

Apricots

Susanne recently picked some organic apricots for me. They were small and uneven in colour, flecked with brown spots, hardly looking like the perfect specimens in the fruit shop. I ...

Thanksgiving cooking with flowers

Flowers lend a delicacy to cooking. Many flowers are appearing on restaurant menus, as more than a pretty garnish. You can buy punnets of edible flowers from select greengrocers and ...

Day of the Dead cookies

I recently had fun making these cookies for a Mexican party. Here’s how: Make a plain cookie dough (see recipe below). Cut out skull shapes (I bought these cookie cutter ...

Quinces

A beautiful bowl of quinces fills a room with its heady fragrance. To my mind, this is reason enough to buy them. Quinces keep well and don’t need to be ...

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