Sausage rolls #1

There is nothing quite like a really good sausage roll and seeing as I have access to amazing sausages at my local award winning butcher, I figure I can give making good ones, a decent go. Attempt number one was pretty successful. They weren’t quite as fabulous as the ones we get from Alexander’s Patisserie…

Happy Easter and here are some eggs

I’m about to pack my swag and trundle off for the week. My taller half and I are gathering everything we’ll need for a week, piling into Bertha the silver superbus, and heading north for the last rays of summer before daylight savings ends. Keep you fingers and toes crossed the weather man is kind…

Healthy one pot breakfast

I love breakfast. There’s something really indulgent about leisurely weekend breakfasts and how they are the antithesis of that time of day during the week. Taking time to drink cups of well steeped tea whilst preparing and cooking fresh ingredients is one of my favourite parts of the week. Having said that convenience can also…

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…

Scientifically special Korean fried chicken wings

I was going to call this post ‘Scientifically perfect Korean fried chicken wings’ but perfection when it comes to food is often subjective. I was, however, suitably impressed by how much time and effort the fellow who came up with this specific recipe put into the trial and error of determining the best combination of…

Pulled pork and slaw rolls

Who doesn’t love them? We recently smoked an extra pork shoulder at our BBQ so we could have a stockpile of pulled pork for various uses on hand. What better way to put it to use but in a fresh fluffy white roll with home made coleslaw. The coleslaw got the thumbs up. My taller…

Meals in the madness

The last month has been pretty busy so I thought I’d cheat and pop up some of the on-the-go stuff that I’ve made during this time. My taller half dreamed of having chicken sausages for breakfast. He was actually sleep talking about it and I had a strange sleep-talky conversation with him and decided to…

Trio of sliders

First of all I am very excited as I have finally found a source of slider buns. Hooray. Sliders make so much sense to me. I mean why would you have just one large burger in one flavour when you can have three small ones in three different flavours? I’ve been on a mission to…

Mediterranean vegetables and roast lamb

When you’ve got your head deep in the books your oven can become your best friend. It’s an amazing addition to any kitchen that you can more or less throw things into and they come out not only ready to eat, but tasting truly divine. I threw some chopped sweet potato, kipfler potatoes, tomatoes, spanish…