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…

Chocolate without mint cupcakes

Having bought some of the cutest cup cake wrappers recently I couldn’t resist giving┬áthis recipe I came across a go. I wasn’t in the mood for mint and I couldn’t locate the White Wings mousse mixture required, despite visiting three supermarkets, so I made up a mixture of icing sugar, cocoa and whipped cream and…

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…

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…

Summer snapper with wild rice and mango salsa

This dish reminds me of a camping trip we went on some years back where some random folk in a bunch of 4WDs pulled over near us for a breakfast stop. They delivered us a plate full of the most amazing fresh food for which we were very grateful and made short work of. It…

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…

Spanish potatoes with pan fried salmon

I saw this dish made on TV. I have no idea what the program was as I came in part way through but they were in the north of Spain and it looked great so I gave it a try. Cut the potatoes in slices about 1 cm thick and boil until just done. In…