Month: September 2016

Spicy Rice

Spicy Rice

Affectionately known to me as ‘spicy’ rice there is no real heat in this dish at all. In fact, it is a gently fragrant biryani that would quite happily be eaten alongside a good curry. For me, though, this dish needs nothing else – perhaps […]

SPICY CURRY RECIPE: Lamb Madras

SPICY CURRY RECIPE: Lamb Madras

Coming from England, where we have a choice of some of the best curries outside India, I really miss a delicate fragrant Ruby Murray. I don’t know why I have struggled to find good curry in Melbourne – I am more than likely looking in […]

Spicy Lamb Kofte with Crunchy Salad

Spicy Lamb Kofte with Crunchy Salad

One of my favourite memories of eating Lebanese food was a chance stroll down Edgware Rd very late one night a few years ago now. My husband and I used to work hospitality jobs in London and would often finish way past midnight. One of […]

Poached Fish balls with Thai Salad

Poached Fish balls with Thai Salad

One of my favourite things to do on a ferociously hot summer’s day, the kind when it feels like the wind is blowing straight from a hairdryer, is wander down Victoria Street in the Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford. A short tram ride from the CBD, […]

Three Cheese Spaghetti

Three Cheese Spaghetti

It’s entirely possible that this should be a once in a lifetime meal. It is out of control decadence, full of all those fabulously heart clogging ingredients, cheese and cream. If you are in any way concerned about your looks then under no circumstances should […]

Smoked Trout Coulibiac

Smoked Trout Coulibiac

I first encountered coulibiac when my Granny served one up for a big family lunch one Sunday, many moons ago. It was a puff pastry masterpiece filled with a whole side of salmon, and brimming with rice, eggs and dill smothered vegetables. I remember the […]

HEALTHY RECIPE: WARM GREEN SALAD

HEALTHY RECIPE: WARM GREEN SALAD

We’re all guilty of a bit of overindulgence at times, especially in the cold winter months when it’s acceptable to leave the house in baggy jumpers and thick woollen coats. This light, healthy recipe is the perfect antidote to all the comforting pasta and potato […]