Summer: Watermelon

A slice on its own is thirst-quenching, but barbecue it or blitz in a granita to unlock watermelon's sweet nature.

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This is a deliciously aromatic and cooling summer dessert. There’s an Asian element to it with its almost slippery soup likeness yet the flavours combine to give you a...
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This is a fresh and delicate little raw fish number. The sweetness and crunch of the watermelon is excellent with the gentle flavour of the snapper while the hint...
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This is a thirst-quenching and refreshing summer afternoon beverage. Don’t be tricked though as it does contain alcohol. Based on a Bermudan trademarked cocktail,...
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This is a quick and easy dish that would be an ideal side for a barbeque lunch. It’s oily and juicy, perfect messy eating. As you char the watermelon, its flavour...
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"The best place to eat watermelon is at the beach; you can get as messy as you like, pressing the seeds onto your forehead or have a competition to see who can...

Summer: raspberry

The perfect combo of sweet and tart, excellent in a vodka slushie and even better in a fool.

A very easy dessert that is decadent and rich. Milk chocolate is a gentle and creamy match for the raspberries without overpowering them. There’s a little dark...
This is a simple and delicate dessert, easy to make, with few ingredients. Somehow it’s far greater than its parts, combining to give a light yet decadent flavour.
Hot summer afternoons are perfect for cups of tea in the garden under the shade of a tree with a delicate little sweet treat. Here is that perfect morsel.
A slushie is the perfect drink for a hot summer night; icy cold and refreshing. This is an excellent grown-up version. Be careful, though, the lurid colour and...
They are the perfect combination of sweet and tart, excellent in a vodka slushie and even better in a fool.

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Chef O Tama Carey, shows you how to eat with the seasons, with casual modern dishes, inspired from her travels, meant for sharing.

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"The best place to eat watermelon is at the beach; you can get as messy as you like, pressing the seeds onto your forehead or have a competition to see who can spit...
They are the perfect combination of sweet and tart, excellent in a vodka slushie and even better in a fool.

The seasonal cook: Broad beans

Standing in the way of the widespread enjoyment of broad beans is the preparation required, but it’s worth it to reach the plant's beautiful bright green and...
Think of cucumbers as a gateway drug spurring you to greater hunger: a burning Thai curry is surmountable with the crunch of fresh cucumber, and no array of cured...

The seasonal cook: Pear

Pears are a versatile fruit, sweet yet with many savoury applications. When they’re at their peak, eat as is, enjoying their juiciness with hints of rose sweetness.
I love looking at individual ingredients and exploring their history and ways to use them.
The seasonal cook – SBS Food Online