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This week it\'s the chianti harvest. Young Chianti, (up to $20) is a great pizza and pasta wine, perfect with tomato sauces and spicy salami.
There are few more lovely things than an array of multicoloured heirloom tomatoes. Personally? I like them on homemade pizza.
Bourbon cherries and cherry bourbon - what better way to use the abundance of cherries at the end of summer?
The ultimate chocolate birthday cake passed on by Jon's mum and baked for every Roberts celebration.
Cinnamon buns adapted from an Amish recipe. It’s proper old fashioned cooking, with a gentle rhythm that can’t be rushed.
Flavour vodka with rosemary and lavender (really easy). Add quality apple juice. Drink.
Peach and raspberry pie made after a trip to Amish country.
A grilled cheese cheeseburger. Could this be the greatest burger ever?
I’m not a girl to kick a gin and tonic out of bed, but this gin fizz has a fresh mint kick, which is the perfect way to use up the balcony crop. Think a very British version of mojito and you get the idea.
Peach, blueberry and raspberry crumble - the comfort food I made during the hurricane.
Rolled chicken stuffed with cherries - when you’ve had one of those messy weeks and need to reconnect, light candles and use napkins.
This fresh, sparkling blackberry fizz is another Farmer’s Market special. If you’re in a making your own blackberry jam kind of mood, you can use it here.
Fresh blackberries from the farmers' market - perfect for this failsafe homemade blackberry jam recipe.
Caviar-glistening blackberries from the farmers market in a glorious pavlova - as delicious to eat as it is to look at.
Bellinis - for when you’re lost in Venice (literally or figuratively)
Home made tiramisu ice cream and a tale of the kindness of strangers.
What better way to use the current glut of blueberries than in a blueberry thyme gin collins? It's a super fruit and makes a beautiful summer cocktail.
The cherry tomatoes are ripening on the balcony. What better way to enjoy their succulent flavour than in a simple tomato sauce with orecchiette?
Lemon curd cream lemon drizzle cake - made with my new stand mixer (thanks Grandma!)
Fresh lobster - the ideal core for your summer clam bake.
Hilary's thai basil and champagne cocktail - the perfect summer sundowner.
Neatly stacked rounds of potato and cheese for a cute Pommes Annette hors d'ouevres. Perfect with a glass of Lillet Blanca over ice.
Gruyere, parmesan and salty ham - what better treat for Bastille day than a croque monsieur?
What could be lovelier than a stack of warm homemade pancakes with fresh peach compote?
The weather's over 90 with thunderstorms. What better way to deal with tropical weather than with a long cold mojito and pulled pork tacos?
A decadent treat for 4th of July - homemade red, white and blue marshmallows.
An easy blueberry sauce makes this red, white and blue sundae the perfect treat for 4th of July.
It's the weekend for Americana - chocolate milkshakes and truffle butter popcorn for the perfect summer evening movie night.
Hot summer nights, drive in movies and hot dogs. A recipe for balsamic onion relish and tips on recreating the drive in experience at home.
Three easy variations on red white and blue popsicle recipes. The perfect way to cool down on the 4th of July.
This cocktail tastes like a really good strawberry milkshake - perfect for summer barbeques.
Arnold Palmer ice pops. Iced tea, lemonade, fresh mint, gin. What could be better on a hot summer afternoon?
Who can resist a pink gin and tonic? The sloe gin is delicious and provides the wonderful colour.
5 salad recipes for picnics. Bring individual take out boxes of these salads to a picnic. Easy portions and much more stylish than tupperware.