chicken

Christmas Dinner Party Main Course: Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Roast Chicken

Christmas Dinner Party Main Course: Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Roast Chicken

It’s that time of year again – the cork is permanently out of the sherry bottle, the old biscuit tin of mince pies is at varying stages of full and the string around the edge of the sitting room is overflowing with Christmas cards. As […]

RECIPE: Crispy Fried Chicken Wontons w/ Ginger

RECIPE: Crispy Fried Chicken Wontons w/ Ginger

The wonton is one of food’s greatest triumphs. Steamed, boiled or fried they are one of the most popular street food snacks in China, as well as in the West, and it’s not hard to see why. We are lucky enough in Melbourne to have […]

ROAST SPINACH CROWNS W/ BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON

ROAST SPINACH CROWNS W/ BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON

If I’m cooking spinach I prefer the bigger, more robust leaves of English spinach opposed to the delicate salad leaves you can buy pre-packed at the supermarket. The leaves stand up better to heat and, when bought in big bunches, work out to be much […]

BAKED SWEET POTATOES W/ MOROCCAN CHICKEN

BAKED SWEET POTATOES W/ MOROCCAN CHICKEN

It took me a while to decide whether or not I liked sweet potatoes. Seemingly hitting the supermarket shelves out of nowhere in the early 2000s (I swear the potato aisle in the ’90s barely saw anything but a King Edward), the sweet potato is […]

RECIPE: Chicken and Sweetcorn Chowder

RECIPE: Chicken and Sweetcorn Chowder

When I think of chowder I imagine the cold New England coastline and old village harbours nestling in its clefts. I think of grey seas, pebbled shores and weatherboard seafood shacks with oily fisherman at their counters, inhaling big bowls of hot soup. This historical stretch of North […]

How to make leftover chicken into a restaurant quality meal

How to make leftover chicken into a restaurant quality meal

This delicious leftover chicken recipe is testament that you don’t have to spend a fortune or use outrageous ingredients to create a restaurant quality meal. These simple, subtle flavours make up a lovely summer supper that you’ll want to eat again and again. Sometimes cooking can […]

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

These sesame-soy noodles will have been eaten by anyone who attended a summer bbq at my parents’ house in the last thirty years. It’s a classic and something I would always help Dad prepare – measuring and pouring the dressing ingredients into a jar, tracing […]

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 […]

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, […]