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FLORAL SALAD WITH PICKLED AVOCADO

I make no secret of the fact I’m just a wee bit obsessed with avocados. This vibrant salad sounds fancy but it’s actually quite simple and can be whipped together in no time. I bought my edible flowers but most gardens are rich with other…

September 7, 2016
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SICILIAN OLIVE, FIG & WALNUT PATÉ

I love figs. I love olives, and always have a good supply of both on hand. This is my throw-together-10-minutes-before-the-guests-show-up dip. The figs and olives are a perfect balance of savoury and sweet, with the balsamic vinegar balancing it out and rosemary giving it a fragrant…

September 2, 2016
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Recipe Starters

SMOKED PAPRIKA & ROSEMARY ROASTED NUTS

Here’s a speedy recipe I created for my dear friend Amber’s style workshops. Spiced nuts are perfect for the holidays to whip out when guests pop in for a drink. They’ll last at least a week in an airtight container. Enjoy x   Vegetable…

December 27, 2015
Baking Starters

WILD MUSHROOM AND LEEK TART

Recipe & words: Gretchen Lowe Styling: Amber Armitage Photography: Manja Wachsmuth Featured: Homestyle Magazine There is no flavour combination quite like that of earthy mushrooms, nutty cheese and sweet leeks. This tart is a great make-ahead option for an effortless brunch, but it’s so…

July 17, 2015
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BUTTERNUT BISQUE WITH PROSCIUTTO & SAGE

Recipe & words: Gretchen Lowe Styling: Amber Armitage Photography: Manja Wachsmuth Featured: Homestyle Magazine Having to peel and dice a tough-skinned (yet delicious) butternut squash for soup is hard work, so I simply cut it in half and roast it in the oven. That…

July 7, 2015
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LEMON HUMMUS WITH PINENUTS & SMASHED OLIVES

Recipe & words: Gretchen Lowe Styling: Amber Armitage Photography: Manja Wachsmuth Featured: Homestyle Magazine Hummus gets some kick with lemon and garlic! The sweet, pungent flavor of lemon perfectly balances the rich taste of savoury hummus, garlic, fat juicy olives and roasted pinenuts. Pair…

July 5, 2015
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HARVEST MINESTRONE WITH KALE & PANCETTA

Recipe & words: Gretchen Lowe Styling: Amber Armitage Photography: Manja Wachsmuth Featured: Homestyle Magazine This is a simple but lovely vegetable soup – it’s jam-packed full of winter green goodness. A warming bowl with mum is the perfect solution to a cold night in. Serves…

July 1, 2015
Baking Starters

WARM PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE FLATBREAD

Recipe & words: Gretchen Lowe Styling: Amber Armitage Photography: Manja Wachsmuth Featured: Homestyle Magazine The classic combination of pears, walnuts and blue cheese isn’t just for salad. Toss the same ingredients onto pizza dough and make your own gourmet flatbread at home.  You can…

July 1, 2015