BBQ fare

I finally mastered a roast garlic hummus for a recent BBQ which is definitely worthy of a belated blog update. I spent Friday making dips and Saturday morning putting together the salads and everything was a hit. Roast garlic hummus 2 cans chickpeas or two cups cooked chickpeas 2 tablespoons tahini 4 tablespoons olive oil…

Spanish countryside?

I’m dying to go to Spain and eat. Western Europe has never been high on my travel agenda but oh how I would love to just go to Spain and eat. I think this meal would make a Spaniard proud. The salad in particular is a Spanish salad I observed on a random cooking show…

Simple breakfast with added decandence

As a result of our gourmet feast we have a few pretty speccy ingredients in the fridge which I’ll be using to ramp up a few staples over time. For this simple breakfast I decided to use the salmon roe but the truffle paste is staring at me and begging to be combined with eggs…

Whiskey cured salmon with fresh herbs and eggs

These guys have some amazing produce and if you haven’t checked them out already I suggest you do. We happened to have some of their whiskey cured salmon in the fridge when I stumbled out of bed rather late on Saturday, that I was determined to let shine on a simple breakfast plate with other…

Spanish potatoes with pan fried salmon

I saw this dish made on TV. I have no idea what the program was as I came in part way through but they were in the north of Spain and it looked great so I gave it a try. Cut the potatoes in slices about 1 cm thick and boil until just done. In…

Breakfast with Karen

With my taller half being away in China it was a nice time to have some breakfast company with my friend Karen. I grilled some medium sized mushrooms with a lovely marinated goats feta, roasted capsicum and shredded zucchini strips with some olive oil and fresh thyme, grilled a couple of lovely middle rashers of…

Gluten free smoked salmon breakfast wrap

Sunday morning breakfast called for using up some leftover smoked salmon and corn wraps. 2 large slices of smoked salmon 1 handful of finely chopped fresh chives 5 beaten eggs Small amount of crumbled danish feta Salt and pepper to taste TIP: I also add in about a tablespoon of soda water to the beaten…

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…