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Chicken fricassee with cherry tomatoes, rosemary and olives.
Chicken fricassee with sweet cherry tomatoes.

When summer produce comes into season you don't have to do much to eat well.

Mince is the family cook's standby – this week we give it a twist, using the lamb variety in a Middle Eastern inspired wrap.

Summer strawberries star in two desserts, a marscapone semifreddo with a hint of rosewater and Justin North's financiers. Eat them for afternoon tea or as a dessert, served warm with a dollop of cream.

Take time on the weekend to get started on your Christmas baking – our fruit mince tarts are lovely with a cup of tea and make a wonderful Christmas gift.

 

Recipes

Grilled mushrooms with garlic, tahini and haloumi.

MONDAY: Grab some crusty bread for grilled mushies and haloumi

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Bang bang chicken noodle salad.

TUESDAY: Fast and easy Bang Bang chicken noodle salad with quick pickles

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Spicy lamb mince with mint yoghurt.

WEDNESDAY: Try wraps for dinner with this spicy lamb mince with mint yoghurt

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (22)
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THURSDAY: A chicken satay the kids will love, serve with rice and vegies

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Chinese spicy eggplant

FRIDAY: This spicy Chinese stir-fry pairs pork with silky eggplant

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Plum and blueberry yoghurt muffins.

SATURDAY: Fast fruity yoghurt muffins for morning tea

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Rare beef nicoise

SATURDAY: This salad nicoise with a twist stars rare beef

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Za'atar crusted lamb fillet with skordalia

SATURDAY: Invite friends for dinner for Neil Perry's spice crusted lamb fillet

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Strawberry, mascarpone and rosewater semifreddo

SATURDAY: Followed by a slice of strawberry and rosewater semifreddo

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Bridgette Hafner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Christmas mince pies

SUNDAY: Start your Christmas baking with these delicious mince tarts

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Chicken fricassee with rosemary & cherry tomatoes.

SUNDAY: Cherry tomatoes add sweetness and sauce to chicken fricassee

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Strawberry and coconut friands.

SUNDAY: Serve these strawberry and coconut friands warm with cream

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Justin North

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)