Category Archives: Variety

RECIPE: Osso Buco in Soffritto

The second in our series of recipes from the restaurant of Castello di Casole, the Tuscan hotel and restored farmhouses in Siena, Italy, is this fantastic Osso Buco recipe. Enjoy! Soffritto (literally “sub-friend” in Italian) forms the base of many common Italian dishes. It consists of aromatic ingredients sauteed with cooking oil.

RECIPE: Panna Cotta with Chocolate Sauce

Deep in the heart of Tuscany in Italy lies a true gem, Castello di Casole. A hotel surrounded many restored farmhouses to exquisite taste. As you can imagine, the hotel restaurant presents some amazing dishes, and to celebrate Marquette Turner’s involvement in the sale of the properties, we’re also going to share some of the amazing recipes. This panna cotta with chocolate sauce dessert is a “taste” of things to come.

How to Host an Eco-Friendly Dinner Party

“How to make the environment your guest of honour” It’s all well and good to be earth-conscious in our daily routines, but have you ever considered how far you steer…

RECIPE: Chilled Summer Soup

This is one of our favourite meals to take the beach on a hot summers day. Very refreshing, this soup is also very simple to make!! Ingredients (serves 4) 350g Snow…

RECIPE: Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Christmas Cocktails

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Both the Vodka and Grapefruit cocktail and non-alcoholic punch are favourite drinks of mine for summer and even more so at Christmas.

Mountain Berry Cocktail Recipe

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Recently in Vail, Colorado when attending the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Conference at The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch I was served one of their delicious cocktails.  I hope you enjoy this mountain berry cocktail, with huckleberry-infused vodka, as much as I did.

RECIPE: Left Overs For Lunch

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes:

A great easy lunch, and very healthy for you. Kids love making this as it is similar to making a taco!

RECIPE: Spinach and Cheese Filo Pastries

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this dish of spinach and cheese filo pastries. People often hear alarm bells and get into cold sweats at the thought of using filo pastry, but give this recipe a try and you’ll see how simple it can be.

RECIPE: How to Cook Steak

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: It’s barbeque time in Australia all of the time and that means lots of easy meals – steak and salads. Not everyone knows how to tell if a steak is rare, medium or well done, without cutting the meat to check inside. We’ll tell you how to test if a steak is cooked.

RECIPE: Pink Lychee Cocktail

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: This pink lychee cocktail looks pretty, tastes wonderful and is extremely refreshing. Ideal for a summer evening or a dinner party aperitif.