Month: November 2016

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

This incredible dark fruit cake recipe is adapted from Queen Delia – food deity and fountain of all culinary knowledge. I trust her implicitly with all things Christmas – having fawned over her Christmas cookbook as a child, begging Dad to make her infamous sticky […]

LET’S FERMENT: Homemade Sauerkraut

LET’S FERMENT: Homemade Sauerkraut

A few months ago my husband and I decided to get into fermenting as a way of preparing and storing perishable food to get more out of what we eat. Armed with a copy of Sandor Ellix Katz’s ‘The Art of Fermentation’ we set about […]

How to Make the Perfect Cheese and Spinach Gozleme

How to Make the Perfect Cheese and Spinach Gozleme

If you happen to be in Melbourne’s inner north at the weekend you should probably pay a visit to Preston MarketĀ for a gozleme. It’s a real locals’ market chockers with fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and meats. Set just behind Preston High Street you are more […]

CHRISTMAS CANAPES: Smoked Trout Blinis

CHRISTMAS CANAPES: Smoked Trout Blinis

Three years ago today my husband and I celebrated our engagement with a gathering of our Aussie friends and family at his parents’ house on the Southwest coast of Victoria. It was a beautiful warm November afternoon spent sipping champagne in the garden and catching […]

Crispy Polenta Chips with Tomato Salad

Crispy Polenta Chips with Tomato Salad

Living in Australia as a British emigrant, I still can’t get used to the weather warming up in November. I’m just conditioned to want cold weather and bitey winds, bonfire night with toffee apples that stick to woolly gloves, and plenty of rain – obviously. […]

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Chili Glaze

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Chili Glaze

When you’re on a tight food budget this is one of the cheapest and most delicious things to eat. This whole roasted cauliflower is simply delicious – crispy on the outside and soft beneath its spicy shell, I love pulling off individual florets and dunking […]

RECIPE: Homemade Chicken Halal Snack Pack (HSP)

RECIPE: Homemade Chicken Halal Snack Pack (HSP)

Traditionally and most reverently served in a styrofoam container by your local kebab shop, the HSP (halal snack pack) is a complex flavour sensation widely accepted by Australians to be one of the best take away options in existence. Now the subject of news articles, […]

Raw Cauliflower Salad with Japanese Dressing

Raw Cauliflower Salad with Japanese Dressing

When it’s truly hot outside the thought of eating can be quite unbearable. It’s a chore just to heave yourself away from the air conditioning unit, let alone prepare a meal. Thankfully, this raw cauliflower salad will help keep you nourished and provide you with […]