In season: Grape

We can all dream one day about being hand-fed peeled grapes, but until then try these recipes.

This is an Italian bread that’s traditionally made when grapes are harvested for winemaking. It’s like focaccia, only covered with jewel-like grapes. It’s a little bit...
This is a crunchy and crisp summer salad. The ingredients balance to give a little sweetness with some bitter and refreshing flavours, all rounded out with a nice...
This is an excellent simple summer dessert. The sweet and icy granita keeps things cool and refreshing, giving way to the juicy pop of the fresh grapes. The...
This is a simple sausage dinner made a little more exciting. Grapes are delicious roasted and have a beautiful savoury sweetness to them, while the addition of...
We can all dream one day about being hand-fed peeled grapes, but until then delight in these savoury, sweet and surprising grape plates.

In season: Pineapple

We're hanging onto the summer feels with our update on the pineapple fritter, upside-down cake and Piña Colada.

There is much debate about the merits of hot pineapple but I remain firmly in the positive camp. These are a grown-up version of pineapple fritters that I used to eat...
This is my version of a classic cocktail which, in my mind, is the ultimate tropical island drink. It conjures up beach-side lounging, with a daggy soundtrack...
This is a great afternoon-tea type of cake and, while it looks fairly dense, is actually light and delightfully moist - and it happens to be gluten-free. The...
Acharu is a traditional Sri Lankan pickle of vegetables, typically carrot and onion. This is my take on acharu – it’s a very simple version using only pineapple....
We're hanging onto the summer feels with our update on the pineapple fritter, upside-down cake and Piña Colada. Summer forever!

In season: Passionfruit

This quintessential summer fruit lives up to its passion-inducing namesake. Enhance your creams, sorbets, jellies and pav with a pop of passion. 

This is a simple and fun little dessert treat, perfect for a garden party. The shells of a panama passionfruit are a lovely size to hold and perfect for scooping jelly...
Is there a more classic Australian summer dessert than a pavlova with fresh fruit and cream? This version comes in ice-cream form, an excellent treat to have...
The slight tart flavour of the passionfruit is a great foil to the rich creaminess, with the elderflower adding an almost-crisp flavour and spritz from the sneaky...
The beauty of this dish lies in the texture and flavour of the freshly made ricotta. The passionfruit juice cleverly turns the milk into ricotta – and adds a...
This quintessential summer fruit lives up to its passion-inducing namesake. Sweetly tart, it's a great bedfellow for all sorts of creams, sorbets and jellies -...

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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.

We can all dream one day about being hand-fed peeled grapes, but until then delight in these savoury, sweet and surprising grape plates.
We're hanging onto the summer feels with our update on the pineapple fritter, upside-down cake and Piña Colada. Summer forever!
Equally as good with ice cream as they are in an Asian curry or salad, lychees are the jewel of the summer fruit season.
This quintessential summer fruit lives up to its passion-inducing namesake. Sweetly tart, it's a great bedfellow for all sorts of creams, sorbets and jellies -...
Not an apricot chicken dish in sight. It's time for this ambrosial sweet fruit to rise above its tragic reputation.