What to do with leftover christmas ham?

I didn’t buy a Christmas ham this year. Once the family leaves it’s only the two of us and it really is a waste of delicious ham so I decided to just buy good quality ham off the bone for the non seafood eaters. Having said that I LOVE Christmas ham and saw this great…

Chicken tacos with yoghurt and tomato salsa

It’s amazing what you can do with what’s in the cupboard/fridge sometimes. This was thrown together just before Christmas when the urge to do anything shopping or cooking wise was running at a low ebb. My taller half is the taco master making them fresh from masa flour with our taco press. I marinated the…

Fresh prawn and mango salad

My taller half made this on Tuesday night. So fresh and healthy for a warm summers night. Our garden at our new house is now bunting along sine we have finally had some sunshine so there is a plethora of herbs to take advantage of. Finely chopped on the side to add at your leisure…

Asian style baked fish with bok choy and jasmine rice

I made this a while ago so I hope I get the recipe right. My favourite part of this recipe is the smoking peanut oil. I love anything that has smoking peanut oil drizzled over the top. Not only is it a lovely flavour but the smell really gets the gastric juices going. 4 green…

Fresh eggs

Other chicken owners may disagree but as far as I’m concerned Daphne lays the tastiest chicken eggs I’ve ever had. Of course I’m biased but hey… why not? Keeping it simple here with a spelt bread, bacon, fresh eggs and BBQ sauce sandwich. No listed ingredients. No fuss. Just make, eat and enjoy because some…

Breakfast inspired by Melbourne

We had a bit of a foodie weekend in Melbourne a couple of months back and I was inspired. Particularly by the breakfasts we ate at Pint of Milk and the Dutchess of Spotswood. The Dutchess of Spotswood was particularly outstanding serving up all sorts of rich unusual english fare such as blood sausage and…

Merry Christmas and Happy 2012

Things get frantic around Christmas time don’t they? It’s been a while since I’ve been able to find time to put any of my cooking escapades up here and now I have a backlog of stuff to catch up with. The nice thing is that all the craziness culminates in a wonderful Christmas day which…