Pumpkin & Haloumi Salad

Earlier this week I met some wonderful ladies for a long overdue catch-up over lunch. I tossed up between ordering pumpkin and haloumi or smoked salmon salad. I went with the smoked salmon, which turned out to be the wrong choice. (Mostly baby spinach leaves, not much salmon, and tomatoes (wtf?) ). One of my ...



Having driven my family crazy with my obsession love of Thai food, I thought it was time to venture elsewhere into Asian cuisine. A rainy Sydney day recently gave me the perfect opportunity to make this delicious soup, which both my Husband and I love. I do think it's worth the (small) extra effort of roasting ...


Crispy Whitebait

Okay, I can promise you that this will be the simplest and shortest post ever. And that's because this "recipe" is hardly even that. These crispy whitebait are simply dusted in a little flour that has been seasoned with sea salt and pepper, then shallow fried on a high heat in some light olive oil. ...

Spanish Tortilla

This traditional Spanish egg and potato dish is a winner in our home, and it's easy to see why. It makes a great breakfast or lunch, and is an essential part of a tapas spread. I have also made it for dinner as a side dish many times. It's healthy, tasty, and packed with protein. ...


Caramelised Pork Belly.

Believe it or not, I am not a fan of pork belly. At all. Not a fan of pork in general. So in an effort to make good use of the pork belly languishing in the freezer, I went in search of inspiration. I had in mind something sticky and sweet, and I soon found ...


Slow Braised Lamb Shanks

If you're looking for a warming Winter dish it doesn't get much better than this. There's also the bonus that after the initial preparation it happily cooks itself leaving you to get on with other things. These are slow cooked, braised, and sort of pot roasted as I used a deep cast iron pot with ...


Back when I first shared this recipe I was really proud of trying something new that, for so many years, was completely off my taste radar. I had no idea that it would become such a popular and frequently made meal, possibly the go-to dish when we want something hearty and full of flavour.  I ...


Let’s Get Loud

Hi everyone! I feel like I've been away for ages, though it was actually only a week. We enjoyed our Easter break (including the worst Easter egg hunt ever, more on that later), and got some amazing live music in too (more on that soon). The week has flown by, and here we are, somehow, ...


Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder

I thought with Easter just a few days away I would share my recipe for tender, succulent, slow cooked lamb. I cook it with the classic rosemary and garlic, and I add lots of lemon halves to the baking dish. When it cooks for almost four hours under a foil cover, you get melt in ...


Old Fashioned Meatballs

By old fashioned I mean the classic Italian style meatballs, served with spaghetti and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This is a recipe I could probably make blindfolded, that's how often we have it. It's a winner with everyone. My family love it best with pappardelle, which are much wider than spaghetti. Fettuccine is also good. And use ...

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