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Christmas Dinner Party Entree: Home Cured Gravlax with a Dill Mustard Sauce

Christmas Dinner Party Entree: Home Cured Gravlax with a Dill Mustard Sauce

There is much contention around the correct making of a gravlax – too much salt, too little sugar, never use steaks and what about the vodka? In actual fact it’s up to personal taste how much or little of each you add to your cure […]

Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe – An Easy Midweek Meal

Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe – An Easy Midweek Meal

This tuna pasta bake is one of my favourite go-to meals when I don’t want to have to think too hard about cooking. Midweek meals are often a stumbling block when you’re trying to eat conservatively. You get home from work, you’re tired and hungry […]

Crispy Smoked Trout and Salmon Fishcakes

Crispy Smoked Trout and Salmon Fishcakes

These crispy salmon fishcakes are good old straightforward grub. Nothing fancy. A real British classic which has stayed on plates in UK households for generations, and with good reason. Often made with smoked haddock, the traditional British fishcake can be found up and down the […]

Salmon Bowl w/ Crunchy Salad and Japanese Dressing

Salmon Bowl w/ Crunchy Salad and Japanese Dressing

Cold salmon is one of life’s great pleasures. For me, it conjures up English summer garden parties where champagne is served in tall flutes on silver trays, and party-goers in wide brimmed hats and polka-dot dresses gather in groups on the lawn – cardigans draped […]

Confit Salmon w/ Egg Noodles and Ginger Dressing

Confit Salmon w/ Egg Noodles and Ginger Dressing

I love reading recipe books and have a growing collection that sits on my desk overlooking our little Coburg North garden. I often lose an hour or two just flicking through pages, reading recipes and gathering ideas for dishes to incorporate into my leftovers meal […]

Frugal Food Fights Food Waste: Sardines on toast

Frugal Food Fights Food Waste: Sardines on toast

Food waste is a big issue for modern families. Eating simple, self-contained meals is one of the easiest ways to ensure you’re not wasting the food you buy, not wasting your hard earned money, and also not contributing to more food waste being sent to […]

HEALTHY SALAD RECIPE: Tuna Nicoise

HEALTHY SALAD RECIPE: Tuna Nicoise

Tuna Nicoise salad epitomises a healthy and balanced meal. It is also, as anyone who knows me well will tell you, one of my absolute favourite meals. It never gets old and I enjoy it every bit as much as I did the first time […]

TUNISIAN BRIK: Sweet Capsicum and Tuna stuffed Filo

TUNISIAN BRIK: Sweet Capsicum and Tuna stuffed Filo

This recipe evolved out of reading recipes for Tunisian Brik – a delicious North African filo pie traditionally stuffed with raw egg and spices, and then deep fried. With many brik recipes out there, including Jamie Oliver’s use of sweet potato and others containing capers […]

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 […]

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, […]