My favourite canapé

Most people who know me, know that I love anchovies. I used to eat a jar for lunch occasionally, love to spread them on toast with a boiled egg and have been known to chase the odd tequila shot down with one. This really simple canapé makes an appearance at nearly every do at our…

Sunday night roast lamb rack with italian salad

I popped down to Marrickville markets on Sunday and grabbed 2 lovely lamb racks for roasting. I was a bit excited by all the amazing produce they have there. If you live in the area definitely pop in. I coated the lamb racks in a mixture of dijon mustard, fresh thyme, olive oil and lemon…

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…

Seafood extraveganza for eleven

On a recent trip to Gerringong we were tasked with providing lunch for 11 people. Keen to try out the local seafood we set off to Kiama Fish Market and stocked up on an array of goodies including oysters, prawns, calamari and a whole jew fish. Lunch went as follows Oysters Natural with a drizzle…

Macedonion inspired snack

I made this based on something I saw on the Macedonion edition of Food safari a while back. Quick and simple. Sweet tomato paste Anchovies (get good quality ones, not those hairy salty little things in the jar) Chopped fresh basil Parmesan or similar hard cheese Olive oil Bead of your choice (I used rye…

Italian inspiration

What always inspires me about good italian pasta dishes and salads is the simplicity. There is an ethos there based on great quality ingredients and tasting the flavours of fresh food that I really adore. This dish is vegetarian and packed with flavour. You could add bacon to the pasta for that extra salty zing…