Hearty mushroom breakfast

Is there ever an end to how many ways you can cook breakfast with a small number of ingredients? It never ceases to amaze me the number of different combinations that arise when you hunt around for a bit of inspiration. I was on a bit of a mushroom tangent recently and decided to bake…

Moroccan spicy saffron lamb tagine with cous cous and labneh

I’ve eaten and made a few moroccan tagines and I think I have gotten to a stage where I have pinpointed the flavours I enjoy the most in order to maximise the experience when making it myself. A few things I have noted •    I enjoy the date/sultana/fruit and nut combo so some kind of…

Vegetarian frittata

For those who don’t know, we have two delightful Isa Brown chickens called Doris and Daphne. We got Daphne first and she’s top hen. She’s also a little older than Doris and her eggs are bigger. I find having two different sized eggs comes in very handy, especially when breaking down recipes into different quantities….

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…

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…

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…

Winter roast lamb with pears, potatoes and beans

My taller half took a trip to Establishment 218 on Saturday while I was in class and considering the weather was absolutely dreadful I decided to make a roast out of two lamb mini roasts he had bought. I dressed the lamb with garlic, rosemary and anchovies then roasted it on 180ºC on the lowest…

Mussel mania

So last Friday night we made a MASSIVE pot of mussels. Two kilos for the two of us. It was a heavenly indulgence and loads of fun to make. First of oil put one yellow onion finely chopped, three cloves of garlic, one tablespoon of tomato paste and three small chillies in a big heavy…