Sometimes it doesn’t have to be hard

Simple doesn’t have to lack flavour, freshness or interest. This is an example of me on the fly, sans time yet still desiring food with flavour. 1 ocean trout fillet 1 teaspoon smoked garlic salt (buy some or make some, it’s my new best friend) Spinach from the garden Congo potatoes (I have a massive…

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…

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…

Chicken and Shiitake mushroom dumplings

I adore dumplings. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Eastern European. I could never be accused of being a dumplingist. I love them all… but… I have never made my own. This is a pretty basic recipe and quick. Super quick. Admittedly I cheated and didn’t make my own wrappers but the ones I bought from one of…

Catching up

So I’ve been scanning through some photos I took of our food and produce over the last few months while I was studying and thought some of them are just too awesome to not share. Such as our first crop of peas, now that was a satisfying time taking a break from study and shelling…

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…

Pappardelle with rabbit ragout

So I’ve never cooked rabbit myself before but after having the most delicious version of this meal at the Lord Nelson Hotel at the Rocks, which incidentally my great grandfather was the publican of, I decided to give it a go and it was possibly the most delicious smelling meal I think I’ve ever cooked….

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…

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…