Tag: homemade

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 […]

Homemade Spicy Pot Noodle

Homemade Spicy Pot Noodle

The pot noodle, super noodles, and noodle bowls all remind me of boarding school and the time I discovered these instant wonders. My friends and I would walk to the local supermarket on Tuesday afternoons, stopping only to buy obligatory custard bomper buns from the […]

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Recipe

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Recipe

It was unseasonally cold the day I cooked this beef brisket recipe. We had good friends over for dinner and so made our way, early Saturday morning, down to the Vic. market – braving the throngs of camera happy tourists and sanctimonious activewearers bouncing between […]

LET’S FERMENT: Homemade Sauerkraut

LET’S FERMENT: Homemade Sauerkraut

A few months ago my husband and I decided to get into fermenting as a way of preparing and storing perishable food to get more out of what we eat. Armed with a copy of Sandor Ellix Katz’s ‘The Art of Fermentation’ we set about […]

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, […]

Mexican Style Spicy, Smoky Roast Potatoes

Mexican Style Spicy, Smoky Roast Potatoes

During our student years my husband and I briefly lived in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. One of the most culturally eclectic areas of the city its veins are a rowdy throng of drunk backpackers, old hippies, artists, drug addicts and beach-goers, and that’s […]

RECIPE: Spanakopita – Cheese & Spinach Pie

RECIPE: Spanakopita – Cheese & Spinach Pie

I remember being first introduced to the world of spanakopita and Greek cuisine. I worked in a little independent coffee shop run by an eccentric Greek coffee roaster. He would spend hours listening to the coffee beans as they crackled inside the giant roaster, waiting […]