Corn cakes, maple syrup and home made smokey bacon

I’m not big on sweet flavours for breakfast but there is something rather nice about maple syrup and bacon. Accompany that with the sweet/savoury aspect of sweet corn fritters and breakfast is on it’s way. Dash of olive oil 2 shallots – finely sliced 1 cup of corn kernels 2/3 cup plain flour 3 eggs…

The holy grail of takeaway chicken

The buzz has died down somewhat on this newish local hot spot which leaves me less inclined to want to keep it a secret. The Hub House Diner in Dulwich Hill was overflowing when it first opened it’s doors in the last 12 months and with good reason. The menu is hip, comforting, delicious and…

Hearty mushroom breakfast

Is there ever an end to how many ways you can cook breakfast with a small number of ingredients? It never ceases to amaze me the number of different combinations that arise when you hunt around for a bit of inspiration. I was on a bit of a mushroom tangent recently and decided to bake…

Heavenly winter mushroom soup

So I’ve been a been quiet for a while. Food stuff has been happening but so has a mountain of course writing. After diving in the deep end of teaching Graphic Design and writing my own course from scratch, blogging has had to take the back seat for a while. Something’s gotta give, right? Wonderwoman…

Marvellous minestrone

Winter is on it’s way. We had our first real weekend of heater and ugg boots weather and the desire for stodgy winter food is rising. I find the perfect combatant to this is to steer towards healthy soup options, because nobody wants to come out the tail end of winter with a couch shaped…

Makin’ bacon, yeah!

I can’t recommend making it highly enough! We’ve been delving into the art for a couple of years now and we will never go back to store bought bacon. It just doesn’t even come close to the flavoursome meat product that you can produce yourself with minimal time and effort. This post is less about…

Sausage rolls #1

There is nothing quite like a really good sausage roll and seeing as I have access to amazing sausages at my local award winning butcher, I figure I can give making good ones, a decent go. Attempt number one was pretty successful. They weren’t quite as fabulous as the ones we get from Alexander’s Patisserie…

Moroccan spicy saffron lamb tagine with cous cous and labneh

I’ve eaten and made a few moroccan tagines and I think I have gotten to a stage where I have pinpointed the flavours I enjoy the most in order to maximise the experience when making it myself. A few things I have noted •    I enjoy the date/sultana/fruit and nut combo so some kind of…

Wild Rocky River pumpkin, beans, feta and barley salad

I just spent just over a glorious week traveling around some beautiful parts of NSW over the Easter break. Our first destination was a glorious property belonging to my dear friend Danielle’s family in northern NSW and it came resplendent with wild butternut pumpkin ripe for the picking. Thanks Danielle. Healthy recipes that taste truly…

One pan breakfast genius (bacon and egg cakes)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break. While we’re still just skimming past the eggy time of year here’s another recipe with eggs. This delightful, no-fuss stroke of genius I picked up from my friend Luke’s lovely wife who lives in Korea. When I saw a picture he posted of it on facebook, I…