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Grilled Vegetable platter

Grilled Vegetable platter

Great barbecues are not just about the main course, this beautiful grilled vegetable platter is a perfect partner to any meal.  The fresh pop of basil and vinegar is truly enhanced with the smokey flavour of the vegetables. you can use any combination of veggies,...

Strawberry Cream Tart

Strawberry Cream Tart

Ingredients CRUST ½ cup (8 tablespoons) soft butter ½ cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest or 1/8 teaspoon lemon oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional ½ teaspoon salt 1/2 cup almond flour, optional 1 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour FILLING 1...

Bio

Bio

Hi I’m Milena. Some of my favourite things are planning my next Michelin star restaurant adventure, good wine, fresh herbs, wine gums and Dumb & Dumber. You know, just the finer things in life.

I have been capped (hubby) at 3 cats, 2 dogs and 1 dinner party a week. When I’m not in the kitchen you can find me lounging poolside, or at the cheese counter.

Let’s keep in touch, send me your recipes and entertaining ideas. I love theme meals and always want to try something new!

Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon Bundt Cake

From America's Test Kitchen Serve this cake as is or dress it up with lightly sweetened berries. The cake has a light, fluffy texture when eaten the day it is baked, but if well wrapped and held at room temperature the texture becomes more dense, like a pound cake—the...

Guinness Cake

Guinness Cake

I have made many versions of Guinness cake for St Patrick’s day and this one is especially good.  Thanks to Marilyn Dennis show for sharing this amazing recipe.  It is well worth making and it keeps well and freezes beautifully. Ingredients For the cake 2 1/4 sticks...

Chocolate Truffle Raspberry Pie

Chocolate Truffle Raspberry Pie

This pie cam together so quickly , it was intense with chocolate flavour and had a luscious flavour.  Very rich that you can only eat a small slice.  I was surprised that the raspberries stayed in tact for an entire week and froze beautifully.  Make this for the...