Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Mascarpone and Amaretti Crumble

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I know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting this post. What dessert did she make to go with her slow-cooked pork shoulder and spicy coleslaw? What could it possibly be?! Well, I hope you’re ready for this!

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Candy Cap Ice Cream – That’s mushroom ice cream to you and me.

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Ever had ice cream made from mushrooms? Besides maybe that trip to Santa Cruz in 1982. These are 100% non-hallucinogenic, sorry to disappoint those of you who clicked through hoping for something else. However, the flavor of this ice cream may send you into throes of ecstasy.

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An Italian-Inspired Dinner Party

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Minted Zucchini Crostini

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Fennel Seeds, Chilli and Garlic
Celery Root Mash
Green Beans with Breadcrumbs and Pinenuts

Lemon Cheesecake

Some of our close friends had family visiting from Poland last week and, as ever, I looked at that as the opportunity for a dinner party. Dinner parties seem to have this stigma, this pretentious air about them which puts people off. In our house they are simply an excuse to have good friends over, drink lots of wine and, of course, for me to get in the kitchen and cook up a three course meal.

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