Fail boat buffalo wings

The original idea was to make plain roasted chicken wings with a Mediterranean salad. We should have stuck with the plan. Someone… (not mentioning any names) got the bright idea to marinate the wings in a buffalo wing sauce. We didn’t have half the ingredients. Things didn’t bode well. The veges went off without a…

Lucky prawns

‘Lucky’ because they were made for me. 🙂 It’s been a hectic week so far so I’ll update as much as I can. Too much work and not enough fooding in my world at the moment. This is the recipe as sent to me by the celebrity chef of the day – well, of my…

Cosy collaboration spelt

I had some fantastic spelt pasta in the cupboard dying to be used. I’ve been off bread and pasta for a while now and missing them somewhat terribly at times so I decided to give this stuff a go. It’s so good I can now honestly say I no longer have to miss pasta. Delicious….

Wednesday spring lamb with Karen

We had our dear friend over for dinner on a ‘school night’ so I went for something tried and true. Home made olive tepenade coated lamb cutlets (because it’s a great time of year to include lamb in a menu), potato, onion and gruyere cheese gratin and blanched asparagus with aged balsamic. Much of this…

Oktoberfest

Sasha decided to celebrate the kick off of Oktoberfest and made us tasty German goods. Bratwurst (pork and veal) sausages, sauerkraut, mashed potato, peas and gherkins. We get our sausages from Deli on King, King Street Newtown. They don’t put any flour in their sausages and these one are particularly creamy and spongy in texture,…

Moroccan Whatotto?

I have this fantastic recipe in this equally fantastic recipe book at home called Ethnidelicious that features a dish and an outline of various cuisines around the world. I highly recommend this lovely book. It has some great travel tips too. I digress… The recipe I worked from is for a Moroccan cousotto with fish….

Heat, beef, bbq and beer

Well I lied about the beer but it sounded good didn’t it? Summer dining in a nutshell. Sydney hit a balmy 32º yesterday and the lure of outdoor cooking with a glass of wine was too much for both of us. Scotch fillet steak and salad There’s not much to this one but who wants…

Home alone

This is a quick healthy dinner for one. Anything that takes under 5 minutes to prepare and serve is a winner when you’re on your own. Especially if it’s this healthy. Seared tuna with seaweed salad and dipping sauce 1 tuna steak 2 tbs sesame seeds dash of soy sauce dash of rice wine vinegar…

Quick week night curry

Indian style curry nearly always tastes better after cooking for a long time and developing a more cohesive flavour over night. Nevertheless we cook curry quite regularly on a weeknight as it’s so quick and easy to prepare and still tastes fantastic. We will cook a lot of curries from our own spice mixes but…

Dinner for four

We had the pleasure of some delightful folks’ company on Saturday evening so we went all out and made a four course seafood extravaganza. Sasha also treated them to an array of his own beers which were all well received. I’m not in much of a creative writing mood today so I’ll get down to…

Healthy pork

I’m sure the experts might disagree. As a lover of the delicious flesh of pig and in aid of health consciousness, I made this creation which – in the scheme of food badness – I don’t think is actually too bad. On the plus side it was also very quick and easy to make. Perfect…

Stir fry ignorance

It’s quite funny that the one thing I remain utterly ignorant to cooking (which is ridiculously easy) is the one thing that my bf is a master at. Obviously this works well for us. Maybe the whole relationship is based on his ability to make fabulous stir fry and my ability to tackle just about…