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COMFORT FOOD: Cauliflower Pangratatto Spaghetti

COMFORT FOOD: Cauliflower Pangratatto Spaghetti

Quite at home on the menu of a slightly upmarket Italian restaurant, this cauliflower spaghetti dish is a lovely meal to share with friends over a couple of bottles of good plonk. Cook it up in a big saucepan, place in the middle of the […]

RECIPE: Crispy Fried Chicken Wontons w/ Ginger

RECIPE: Crispy Fried Chicken Wontons w/ Ginger

The wonton is one of food’s greatest triumphs. Steamed, boiled or fried they are one of the most popular street food snacks in China, as well as in the West, and it’s not hard to see why. We are lucky enough in Melbourne to have […]

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 […]

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 […]

RECIPE: Chicken and Sweetcorn Chowder

RECIPE: Chicken and Sweetcorn Chowder

When I think of chowder I imagine the cold New England coastline and old village harbours nestling in its clefts. I think of grey seas, pebbled shores and weatherboard seafood shacks with oily fisherman at their counters, inhaling big bowls of hot soup. This historical stretch of North […]

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 […]

Warm Roast Capsicum Salad

Warm Roast Capsicum Salad

This warm roast capsicum salad is a quick and easy midweek meal. Perfect for spring/summer it’s a healthy, zesty option with plenty of scope for adaptation (see delicious additions below). While we were at university my husband used to joke that we ate capsicum in […]

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

Most famous for its connection to a certain Edna Everage, the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds is not the first place you might think of going for traditional Greek food. There is, however, a rare find on Mount Alexander Road worth making the trip for. A rustic […]

Flatbread, Feta and Sabzi – A Persian Breakfast

Flatbread, Feta and Sabzi – A Persian Breakfast

There really isn’t any method to this meal of flatbread and sabzi (herbs). It’s a case of opening packets, slicing the herbs and salad ingredients, and serving on a plate. This quintessential Persian breakfast is what we ate almost everyday on a recent trip to […]

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 […]