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…

Mexican madness

I love our home made Mexican food. Despite the Mexican food wave sweeping the Australian landscape, the stuff we make at home comes the closest to satisfying the desire we have for the flavours we had in Mexico. Now the problem with being too busy to post some of these recipes when we actually made…

Vegetarian – Mexican mushroom and zucchini tacos

I think my favourite taco that I tried in ‘Mexico’s best taqueria’ was a mushroom and zucchini taco. The juicy mushrooms were something else. This recipe made enough for 6 tacos which would feed two. Slice zucchini into thin strips, sprinkle with oregano and olive oil and bake in a pan with one spanish onion…

Pork chops with crackling and fresh figs

Sometimes I just really love a nice pork chop cooked as is. Pork has a wonderful flavour on it’s own and savouring that with a good salad is a perfect meal for me. I buy my pork chops with the skin on and remove it, salt it and fry it skin side down with the…

Mexican: Chicken tacos

This was my first attempt at making something as authentically Mexican as I could which is a little tricky as sourcing the correct ingredients is impossible. The are only about 3000 Mexicans living in Australia which solves my long pondered problem as to why Mexican food in Australia is so crap. The key to really…

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…