Month: July 2016

Pork Meatballs with Sesame Noodles

Pork Meatballs with Sesame Noodles

It’s funny, as a child I would never eat pork. My most hated food stuff in the world was the dreaded pork chop. Oh how times have changed! The turning point came when I discovered how to slow roast pork – that mouth meltingly pulled […]

RECIPE: Spanakopita – Cheese & Spinach Pie

RECIPE: Spanakopita – Cheese & Spinach Pie

I remember being first introduced to the world of spanakopita and Greek cuisine. I worked in a little independent coffee shop run by an eccentric Greek coffee roaster. He would spend hours listening to the coffee beans as they crackled inside the giant roaster, waiting […]

RECIPE: Homemade Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup

RECIPE: Homemade Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup

Well isn’t this Thai pumpkin soup a big old bowl of sunshine!! It was a brilliantly sunny day in Melbourne when I cooked this, freezing cold of course, but streams of beautiful yellow sunlight filled my kitchen as I whipped up this delicious soup. This […]

Pumpkin and Sweetcorn Fritters

Pumpkin and Sweetcorn Fritters

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do but revel in a greasy chin and buttery fingers. I’m sorry, but the best way to eat these moreish pumpkin sweetcorn fritters is with your hands. The dipping of them into salt or smearing them with sour cream is, […]

How to Cook the Perfect Slow Roast Pork

How to Cook the Perfect Slow Roast Pork

There’s nothing to this slow roast pork dish. Really. You need a piece of shoulder pork and an oven that can reach temperatures of hot and warm. I have said it previously, but as a child I wouldn’t eat pork – especially roast pork. I […]

Braised Osso Bucco Recipe

Braised Osso Bucco Recipe

Cheeeeeeap!! Osso bucco is one of the best cuts of beef to buy when you’re on a tight food budget. It yields loads of meat and two pieces will comfortably feed two people WITH LEFTOVERS to spare!! This meal is a classic Sunday supper in […]

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

I think I could almost justify eating red cabbage with any meal it is so damn delicious, and this quick and simple recipe is the perfect accompaniment to duck, salmon, beef, or, as a perfectly decent lunch just on its own. This sweet, tangy and […]

RECIPE: Spanish Potato Tortilla w/ Black Pudding

RECIPE: Spanish Potato Tortilla w/ Black Pudding

My Dad is a huge fan of a Spanish tortilla or omelette. In fact, the first time he met my now husband, almost the first words out of his mouth were “are you hungry?”, to which the answer was a resounding ‘yes’. He proceeded to […]

Why Americans Lead the World in Food Waste

Why Americans Lead the World in Food Waste

BY ADAM CHANDLER for THE ATLANTIC Americans waste an unfathomable amount of food. In fact, according to a Guardian report released this week, roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons (or $160 billion) worth of produce […]

CHICKEN KORMA w/ SPINACH

CHICKEN KORMA w/ SPINACH

I miss a good chicken korma from my local Indian restaurant back in England! It’s usually sweet and almondy with soft pieces of chicken, virtually no vegetables and no spice. So when I make my own at home I add in all the things I […]