Month: October 2016

Satay Chicken Wraps

Satay Chicken Wraps

Who doesn’t love satay chicken!? There’s something distinctly exotic about the smell of crushed kaffir lime leaves, ginger and lemongrass. Perhaps it’s because I’m just a country girl from England’s back of beyond, but like the sight of a palm tree in my back garden, […]

Mushroom Ravioli in Chicken Broth

Mushroom Ravioli in Chicken Broth

While at university I would often make the short walk to Melbourne’s Italian district to have lunch at my favourite little trattoria. Through the narrow front door to Tiamo¬† you will find a restaurant untouched by modern fittings and fancy pants food. The old wooden […]

Any Time Baked Eggs

Any Time Baked Eggs

Baked eggs are as common as the good old flat white on a Melbourne breakfast menu and it’s no wonder – they are delicious. This little recipe, however, was inspired by the bottom shelf of my fridge – yes, it’s a glamorous life indeed. The […]

Superfood Salad: Beetroot and Quinoa

Superfood Salad: Beetroot and Quinoa

When you live in a hot country salads are the only way to survive through summer. I can barely bring myself to turn on the oven when my house is already a stonking 30C INSIDE! The most cooking I can stomach on days like these […]

RECIPE: Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

RECIPE: Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

There’s something very retro about humble stuffed peppers. Admittedly,¬† it’s a bit of a Ready Steady Cook holdall for everything in your pantry, however, if you can restrain the urge to use every vegetable under the sun, this is a delightfully simple and tasty supper […]

Mexican Style Spicy, Smoky Roast Potatoes

Mexican Style Spicy, Smoky Roast Potatoes

During our student years my husband and I briefly lived in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. One of the most culturally eclectic areas of the city its veins are a rowdy throng of drunk backpackers, old hippies, artists, drug addicts and beach-goers, and that’s […]

Cabbage Salad with WAFU dressing

Cabbage Salad with WAFU dressing

There’s nothing like spending a warm Saturday afternoon in the garden with friends gathered round, drinks flowing and the barbeque fired up ready to grill a few chops and eating this delicious Japanese cabbage salad. Growing up, Dad ran a small barbeque business called Food […]

Parsley and Parmesan Croquettes: Using up mashed potato

Parsley and Parmesan Croquettes: Using up mashed potato

Whenever I think of potato croquettes I think of school dinners. Those bullets of dense gluggy mashed potato covered in a fine leathery shell, soggily languishing in huge silver bain maries. Not the stuff of childhood dreams. A well made croquette, however, is a crispy […]

Fennel and Courgette Salad with Halloumi

Fennel and Courgette Salad with Halloumi

The first time I ate halloumi was at my brother’s Godmother’s house in our little Essex village of Colne Engaine. It was one of those perfect summer afternoons when the smell of warm grass hangs thick in the air and the sun gently prickles your […]

Middle Eastern Lamb Merguez Sausage

Middle Eastern Lamb Merguez Sausage

I must confess that sausages are generally not my thing. Perhaps it is that pop you get from biting into the casing, or the often greasy meatiness you get from the traditional fatty pork sausage. These merguez sausages, however, are quite different – more a […]