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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 […]

CHRISTMAS CANAPES: Smoked Trout Blinis

CHRISTMAS CANAPES: Smoked Trout Blinis

Three years ago today my husband and I celebrated our engagement with a gathering of our Aussie friends and family at his parents’ house on the Southwest coast of Victoria. It was a beautiful warm November afternoon spent sipping champagne in the garden and catching […]

Braised Beef Toastie

Braised Beef Toastie

Every now and then a toasted sandwich just fits the bill. For me, they are every bit a reminder of living in a small country town, and popping to the pub for a toasted sandwich. It’s almost a sacred English ritual to eat these little […]