Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated

I like making something that has multiple uses, particularly at this time of year when the kitchen is in catering mode and is grateful for small efficiencies. A simple sugar syrup can make everyday things special. Pouring the thick liquid over a colourful bowl of fruit salad results in a glossy array of jewels, accented …

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If you wander through the markets in Australia in December you’re sure to hear a fruit seller booming “The cherries are ripe!” across the stalls. Boxes of cherries line the aisles, ready to be given as Christmas gifts or simply to adorn the table in decoration, given their seasonally-appropriate hue. Cherries are synonymous with Christmas …

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