Tag: life

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 […]

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 […]

Carrot Cigars

Carrot Cigars

For some reason I always have leftover carrots in the fridge. Maybe because I buy too many in one go – they are cheaper in bulk – but whatever the reason I always find myself having to come up with new recipes in order not […]

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 […]

Spiced Chickpea Kale Salad w/ Crispy Flatbread

Spiced Chickpea Kale Salad w/ Crispy Flatbread

I’ve said it before, but you don’t need to be a health ninja to enjoy kale. For so many, this humble green cabbage has been reduced to a ‘nutrient’- a leaf from which the elixir of that god-awful appropriation of ‘wellness’ seems to effervesce when […]

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 AltbierĀ and pommes frites. Perhaps more varied than you might think (there is much good to be said about the Turkish and Japanese influences […]

Roast Vegetable Salad with Tahini Dressing

Roast Vegetable Salad with Tahini Dressing

I love those few weeks of the year when Spring bursts onto the scene. Suddenly there are warmer days when the sun beams over tiny budding plants, daffodils line the verges with their frilly yellow faces, and heavy Winter coats seem to silently work their […]

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 […]

Homemade Minestrone Soup Recipe

Homemade Minestrone Soup Recipe

I love homemade minestrone soup, but with so many different pre-made options around I feel homemade soup is quickly becoming a lost art. People often tell me that they don’t have time to cook, or don’t like the time it takes to prepare food so […]

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Italian Pork Ragu

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Italian Pork Ragu

Cooking this recipe in my humble little Coburg kitchen I could easily have been in the Appenine foothills in central Italy, with the warm Italian sun cascading through a rickety wooden door onto a flour-dusted flagstone floor. Chickens clucking in the courtyard, bottles of passata […]