Good morning 🙂 Right – now that it is actually proper winter, we can can fully justify some hard core comfort food action – like these really simple apple tarts with ginger & whiskey ice cream that I put together for Fairfax. The ice cream isn’t as sweet as you might imagine, but has a subtle smoky background that works perfectly with the little nuggets of crystallised ginger. Similarly the apple tart has a comforting apple-y feel good factor without being overly sweet (depending on how heavy handed you get with the icing sugar), and a pleasing flaky pastry base to support the big wodge of ice cream you’ll want to put on top. Both recipes are an absolute doddle, and only take minutes to throw together – seriously.
Not much else to report, Henry is back in Melbourne after his romantic Tasmanian get-away, while Rich has exam number two at Victoria uni today – psychology. (Hoob, the chance that you will read this is a solid 1% – but just in case – good luck!!!). I am about to haul arse for a walk, then it’s a busy day of zooming into Dish magazine to drop of pics, finish editing my next recipe for Fairfax and basically trying to get my act together. Oh, and how could I forget – huge congratulations to my gorgeous nephew and his lovely fiancee! Well done Ted and Maddy, you are a beautiful couple and I am so excited for you, wishing you a happy, fun time planning your wedding – woo hooo!
If you are reading this from the States – I feel for you, how bloody awful to be living in a country where idiots like Trump get media oxygen, and where gun laws are patently ridiculous. I can’t bear thinking about the events in Orlando – how do you cope? Be nice to each other!
icing sugar for dusting