Tag: delicious

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 […]

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 […]

Greek Lamb, Chargrilled over Charcoal w/ Skordalia and Salad

Greek Lamb, Chargrilled over Charcoal w/ Skordalia and Salad

This chargrilled lamb recipe is straight forward Greek cooking – simple ingredients cooked well. Charred crispy lamb over a spit, salads, citrus, olive oil and herbs are integral to the Greek cookbook. It is all about getting the best out of your ingredients and putting […]

DUDE FOOD: Corned Beef Croquettes with Sauce Gribiche

DUDE FOOD: Corned Beef Croquettes with Sauce Gribiche

The exact history of corned beef is not certain but has been traced back to Ireland and England where beef was regularly salted for preservation from the Middle Ages onwards. There’s no denying the equally Jewish roots to corned beef either, with salted brisket sandwiches like the Reuben […]

PARTY RECIPE: Mini Sausage Rolls

PARTY RECIPE: Mini Sausage Rolls

Upon first arriving in Australia I was faced with this uncanny same-same-but-different feeling everywhere I went. An eerie, unsettling feeling that pervaded those most mundane of tasks like food shopping. The supermarkets were filled with identical products that had very slight name changes, like Weetbix […]

FESTIVE FANCY: Sour Cherry Boreks

FESTIVE FANCY: Sour Cherry Boreks

I’m not giving any secrets away by telling you that in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market there is a small stall in the deli quarter which is home to some of the best boreks around. Run by a group of ladies, who everyday pump out hundreds […]

RECIPE: Homemade Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup

RECIPE: Homemade Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup

Well isn’t this Thai pumpkin soup a big old bowl of sunshine!! It was a brilliantly sunny day in Melbourne when I cooked this, freezing cold of course, but streams of beautiful yellow sunlight filled my kitchen as I whipped up this delicious soup. This […]