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…

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…

One pan breakfast genius (bacon and egg cakes)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break. While we’re still just skimming past the eggy time of year here’s another recipe with eggs. This delightful, no-fuss stroke of genius I picked up from my friend Luke’s lovely wife who lives in Korea. When I saw a picture he posted of it on facebook, I…

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…

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….

Capsicum stuffed with marinara and quinoa

We went for a short weekend trip up to visit my in-laws at their property and it was magnificent. They have a beautiful garden full of veges, berries, fruit and nut trees so we snaffled a small amount of produce, amongst which were some green capsicum at a perfect size to stuff and bake. I…

Seared tuna, chorizo and mango salsa and wild rice

The title speaks for itself and I’ll keep this simple. Wild rice Sauteé 1 onion and 2 garlic cloves in olive oil until soft Simmer rice for 45 minutes, drain then stir in sauteéd onion and garlic Salsa 1/2 a mango diced 1/2 a chorizo diced and sauteéd until crisp 1/2 a spanish onion 2…

Sunday soufflé

I’m playing a bit of catchup here. We’ve been super busy and I try and avoid the computer as much as I can when I’m not working. It’s hard to be as interesting writing about dishes you’ve cooked after some time has passed but I’ll persevere. Gruyere and parmesan cheese soufflé with steamed greens and…

Comfort food

Sometimes comfort food is stodgy winter fare involving bread, pasta and lots of crispy roast vegetables. Sometimes comfort food is chicken and vegetable noodle soup when you’re sick and can’t digest anything that doesn’t involve a large amount of liquid. This post, however, is about the kind of comfort food you need when you’ve been…

Cosy collaboration spelt

I had some fantastic spelt pasta in the cupboard dying to be used. I’ve been off bread and pasta for a while now and missing them somewhat terribly at times so I decided to give this stuff a go. It’s so good I can now honestly say I no longer have to miss pasta. Delicious….