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plus, indulgent dessert recipes for v-day + this week's things I'm loving (a burrata candle!)

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It's my wedding anniversary and also Valentine's Day next week, and to celebrate, I was contemplating a cosy pasta night in enjoying one of my favs: my Roasted Beetroot & Thyme Spaghetti (pictured below). We're also on the waiting list for a very beautiful and popular restaurant here in Melbourne, 'Gimlet at Cavendish House,' but I'm not too optimistic about our chances there.

How amazing is the colour of that pasta though!? And no, there are no spiralized beets involved in its creation. To achieve that vibrant beetroot-stained pasta hue, I pureed roasted beets and tossed cooked spaghetti in the rich sauce. As the spaghetti gets coated in the sauce, it not only absorbs the flavour but also takes on that gorgeous, vibrant red colour. I then add some texture by incorporating toasted walnuts, creamy goat cheese, and salty crispy sage. Yum!

In today's newsletter, I've also featured a selection of indulgent dessert recipes, perfect for a special evening in with your loved one, friends, or family.

THIS WEEK IN GATHERED: NEWSLETTER
Roasted Beetroot & Thyme Spaghetti with Olive Oil Toasted Walnuts & Sage
A sweet, salty, and spicy focaccia
Indulgent desserts perfect for Valentine's Day
Things Im Loving - these quirky hand-made fruit and vegetable candles
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Roasted Beetroot & Thyme Spaghetti with Olive Oil Toasted Walnuts & Sage

Roasted Beetroot & Thyme Spaghetti with Olive Oil Toasted Walnuts & Sage

This delicious spaghetti is quite striking and bold in its appearance and tastes just as amazing as it looks. Perfect for a special evening in with your loved one, friends, or family.

Roasted Beetroot & Thyme Spaghetti with Olive Oil Toasted Walnuts & Sage
What to Make this Week
Kale & Ricotta Focaccia with Chili & Honey

Kale & Ricotta Focaccia with Chili & Honey

This delicious focaccia is crispy and crunchy on the outside, and soft, pillowy, and chewy on the inside. The toppings are loaded with flavour and texture: garlicky kale, creamy ricotta, all drizzled with honey post-baking, achieving the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy.

Sticky Date & Spiced Pear Puddings with Cognac Spiked Caramel Sauce

Sticky Date & Spiced Pear Puddings with Cognac Spiked Caramel Sauce

These puddings are lush, sweet, and decadent, with the perfect amount of spice. And they look super cute too, especially topped with those fresh pear slices that add an extra layer of texture and freshness to the dessert.

Vegan Caramel, Date & Fresh Ginger Self-Saucing Pudding

Vegan Caramel, Date & Fresh Ginger Self-Saucing Pudding

This comforting and delicious dessert is also vegan and only requires just a handful of key ingredients, hopefully, most of which you likely already have in your pantry!

Spelt Chocolate Fondant Cakes

Spelt Chocolate Fondant Cakes

These fondant cakes are a delicious indulgence, calling for top-quality butter and chocolate, as those flavours truly shine through.

Things I'm Loving
  • These quirky hand-made fruit and vegetable candles by Nonna's Grocer. They're perfect for gifting to a food-loving friend or anyone who appreciates something unique. They even have a Butter candle and a Burrata candle!

  • I'm a huge fan of Togo Sun's outdoor platters. All of their containers look fantastic. Great silicone food containers for adults.

  • This Linen Table Cloth in navy gingham by IN BED. They also have placemats.

  • Loco Love chocolates. A perfect Valentine's or upcoming Easter gift. They're delicious, but also packed with 'good for you' ingredients. My favs are the Butter Caramel Pecan and the Salted Caramel Shortbread.

  • With beautiful hand-painted ceramics everywhere, these $10 vases are an absolute steal!

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Thanks for reading! In the coming weeks, I'll also be sharing two new cake recipes currently in testing: a Plum, Ricotta, & Almond Tea Cake, as well as a Carrot Layer Cake. Can't wait!

Until then, have the best weekend, and I'll chat to you all soooon.

Ash x

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