Maggie Beer

A Sunday for Mum

May 09 2017

This Sunday Lunch menu definitely has Mother’s Day in mind, and for me that means food that is delicious and seasonally based. Create a truly beautiful shared table for you Mum by getting everybody involved in the process. To begin with, a glass of Sparkling Chardonnay or Sparkling Ruby Cabernet, followed by White Bean Crostini with Agresto to start and Oven Baked Trout with Sourdough, Thyme, Verjuice and Lemon Stuffing for main course. And to finish, something to truly celebrate the rhubarb season, Rhubarb Crème Brulee. - MB Read the rest...

While They Last...

April 28 2017

To start my day with hand picked figs from our orchard, halved over oats and a good dollop of yoghurt, seems to set things right for whatever the rest of the day holds. Perhaps it’s the fact that such a breakfast is so precious a treat, as any fig grower will know just how fleeting figs are, but a perfectly ripe fig, plump and rubescent, seems to hold a certain enchantment that I never tire of. These recipes will ensure you make the most of fig season while they last! Read the rest...

Share Your Easter Table

March 28 2017

Easter in the Barossa coincides with the most wonderful Autumn weather, and some of my all-time favourite produce, making it the perfect time to share the table with family and friends. Read the rest...

In The Garden: Figs

March 22 2017

I have to admit, that although we have an amazing example of just how robust fig trees can be, with a 50 year old Brown Turkey that produces prolifically on our vineyard property, my experience in planting newer varieties is that perhaps figs are not nearly as tough as many people would have you believe. The most important time for their ongoing success is in the first year after planting. Read the rest...

A Vegetarian Affair

March 16 2017

I’ve often said that my love of vegetables could so easily see me as a vegetarian, if I didn’t love eating meat as much as I do! When I’m looking for something fast and nourishing for lunch, I will more often than not turn to fresh vegetables as the basis for my meal. My garden has decided on more meals than I could count, so I always check to see what might be on offer there as my first inspiration. For some reason I always feel so virtuous when I make a salad for lunch; it’s fresh, tasty, filling and healthy and it fits the bill when I limit myself to taking a short break at the office. -MB Read the rest...

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