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…

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…

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…

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…

Breakfast inspired by Melbourne

We had a bit of a foodie weekend in Melbourne a couple of months back and I was inspired. Particularly by the breakfasts we ate at Pint of Milk and the Dutchess of Spotswood. The Dutchess of Spotswood was particularly outstanding serving up all sorts of rich unusual english fare such as blood sausage and…

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…