Fresh As Tropical Muesli

The Whitsundays’ newest resort Elysian Retreat, Long Island recently opened for business. Adding a little tropical warmth to your week, we celebrate by sharing one…

Winter Warmer: French Onion Soup Recipe

Complimenting the European wine varietals at High Country Victoria’s Ros Ritchie wines cellar door, Essentials Megan Chalmers has put together a collection of French recipes…

Stracciatella, Black Garlic and Brioche Crumb

That’s Amore’s stracciatella cheese (made in Melbourne) is a luxuriously textured, fresh delight. This recipe pairing it with Garlicious Grown’s umami rich caramelised black garlic…

Davidson Plum and Red Currant Fruit Kompot

Kompot is a non-alcoholic sweet beverage of Slavic origin, that may be served hot or cold, depending on tradition and season. 4 whole Davidson plums…

Black Garlic Sourdough Bread

Garlicious Grown black garlic starts life as quality hard-necked garlic grown in Braidwood in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands about an hour from Canberra….

Salted Chocolate Tart with Burnt Honey and Black Tea Syrup

This Salted Chocolate Tart with Burnt Honey and Black Tea Syrup is a treasure to seriously indulge in this autumn. Essentials’ in-house chef Megan Chalmers…

Poached Quince Tarte Tatin with chestnut puff pastry and buttermilk ice-cream

This perfect autumn season dish is a wonderful way to wow guests with all the colour and fragrance of quinces. Chestnut Puff Pastry – Makes…

Nordic Light: Millet Porridge, Cardamom, Cacao & Coconut

Scandinavian design has long held the world in thrall with its clean, considered simplicity. And the cookbook, Nordic Light written by Australian-born, Stockholm-based chef, food…

New York Cheesecake with vanilla-poached rhubarb & lavender honey syrup

Few desserts entertain better than a decadent cheesecake bursting with colour and natural fragrances. They may look tricky but we’ll let you in on a…

Elysian Retreat, Whitsundays’ Plated Prawn Cocktail

As the Whitsundays’ newest resort Elysian Retreat Long Island opens for business this week, we celebrate by sharing one of their in-house specialties: a Plated…