Eggs

SCRAMBLED EGGS

SCRAMBLED EGGS

GULP! I think I can safely say this is the one dish I learnt entirely from my mother. Yes, it’s quite true. For someone who rarely ate a scrambled egg when I was growing up and for whom cooking is not a beloved pastime, she […]

Crispy Zucchini fritters with Peas and Mint

Crispy Zucchini fritters with Peas and Mint

Zucchini fritters are one of my favourite breakfast items. If they’re on the menu, I’m ordering them! All too often, though, I’m disappointed. So many times I have been presented with an oil slick, crispy to the point of burnt, or a gluggy floury pattie […]

CHEAT’S PERFECT POACHED EGGS

CHEAT’S PERFECT POACHED EGGS

One of life’s little pleasures is that moment when you run your knife through the white of perfect poached eggs and glistening yellow lava seeps down through your hot buttered toast. I regularly have poached eggs on toast for supper. Sometimes with avocado or tomato […]

Mushroom Omelettes w/ Cheat’s Kimchi

Mushroom Omelettes w/ Cheat’s Kimchi

This simple recipe for mushroom omelettes and cheat’s kimchi is absolutely packed full of flavour and actually belies a really satisfying evening meal. It’s the sort of dish I cook when I can’t be bothered cooking – I switch onto autopilot, start chopping, whisk a […]

Cheese Bacon Frittata Recipe

Cheese Bacon Frittata Recipe

Oh bacon, how do we love you? Let us count the ways… … with eggs and cheese, of course! This simple cheesy bacon frittata recipe is delightful and makes for the perfect lunch with a light salad if you’re having the girls around for a […]

Braised Leeks with a Soft Boiled Egg

Braised Leeks with a Soft Boiled Egg

I love the simplicity of this dish – that with only a few choice ingredients can something so scrumptious come from so meager beginnings. The humble egg, for some magical reason has transformative powers, like when they are fried and buttery atop mere slices of […]

Leftover Turkey Quiche

Leftover Turkey Quiche

Watching old re-runs of River Cottage the other day I heard Hugh say he likes to cook a roast slightly bigger than his family can manage so that there are plenty of leftovers to play with. He’ll get no disagreement from me! Turkeys, of course, […]

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

The first time I had a version of pumpernickel ice-cream was at the old Crimean Restaurant in North Melbourne. Now sadly closed, the Queensberry street corner pub boasted a delicious menu of all things east European, serving crucial smoked, pickled and cured delicacies with obligatory […]

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 […]