pork

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI W/ BACON BITS

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI W/ BACON BITS

Pumpkin and ricotta is the ultimate ravioli filling combination. The delicious creaminess from the cheese and the sweet, slightly bitter roasted flesh of the butternut pumpkin is quite the delight. Top with crispy bacon pieces and you have a winning dish. This being leftoversfortwo, however, […]

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 […]

EASY, CHEESY BAKED POTATO W/ WILTED GREENS AND BACON

EASY, CHEESY BAKED POTATO W/ WILTED GREENS AND BACON

Baked potatoes remind me of working in a small town English pub when I was a teenager, when the good old bacon cheese and beans ruled the roost. It seems to me, though, that baked potatoes must be an English thing as I’ve struggled to […]

PORK SLIDERS (two ways)

PORK SLIDERS (two ways)

Pork sliders are on almost every Melbourne pub menu as a staple these days. Simple and delicious, they ooze with flavour, and what’s more they are nice and cheap to make at home. One of the biggest pitfalls we encounter when trying to use up […]

How to Cook Steamed Pork Buns at Home

How to Cook Steamed Pork Buns at Home

Ok, I know this sounds ridiculously difficult and waaaaay outside the realm of easy-to-make supper recipes, but let me stop you right there. YOU can do this and it’s not that hard! They might not be as pretty as the ones you get at a […]

RECIPE: Slow-cooked sticky pork belly with Thai salad

RECIPE: Slow-cooked sticky pork belly with Thai salad

The first time I cooked this dish was with my husband on a visit back to my parents’ house in the UK. Cooking up a feast of Thai curry, salads, rice and this delicious sticky pork number, we spent all day filling up the kitchen […]

RECIPE: Roast Pumpkin Salad with Beetroot and Bacon

RECIPE: Roast Pumpkin Salad with Beetroot and Bacon

Living in Melbourne, home to the world’s most ridiculously changeable weather, it can be hard to plan meals effectively. The forecast might say sunny and 25 all week, but come Thursday it’s a cool 17 degrees and I no longer feel like eating the Thai noodle salad […]

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 […]

Skinless Pork Sausage Recipe

Skinless Pork Sausage Recipe

Pork sausage and sauerkraut is the sort of meal you’d expect to be served in a German Biergarten alongside a glass of Altbier and pommes frites. Perhaps more varied than you might think (there is much good to be said about the Turkish and Japanese influences […]

EASY RECIPE: Pulled Pork Quesadillas

EASY RECIPE: Pulled Pork Quesadillas

One of the easiest ways to keep leftover meals interesting is to change up the cuisine. By adding herbs and spices to a meal it is easy to have dinner in Italy on Monday and in Mexico on Wednesday. This quesadilla (literally translated, means ‘cheesy […]