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…

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….

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…

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…

Lemon thyme and pea risotto with sauteed wild mushrooms

There is a great mushroom stall at Marrickville markets that is ever so inviting. I bought some trumpet, swiss brown and portobellini mushrooms and sautéed them in white wine and olive oil. To make the risotto 4 cups of vegetable stock 1/2 cup white wine Grated half a lemon rind 1 onion finely chopped 1…

Japanese prawn and mushroom miso soup

I think I’m starting to get the hang of this Japanese thing. I made this great soup last week which the taller half said tasted a lot like udon. I have some pre-made dashi stock in the freezer which really helps to have as a time saver. Also… don’t be scared to put all your…

OMG STEAK AND CHIPS SO YUM!

I  have to start my saying that I cheated in so many ways with this meal but it was pure indulgence and so so good. I was cooking for myself and wanted it to be super easy. 1 tbone steak 2 potatoes cut into thick homecut chip chunks 1 small bunch broccolini pepper gravy mix…

Turkey, craisin, mushroom, almond and wild rice pilaf

I’ve been having a hankering for wild rice. I absolutely love the texture of it and it’s so good for you. I also love the flavour of nuts and raisins in food which are common in various Moroccan dishes. The sweet and savoury flavours are accentuated by the soft and crunchy textures. In trying to…

Breakfast with Karen

With my taller half being away in China it was a nice time to have some breakfast company with my friend Karen. I grilled some medium sized mushrooms with a lovely marinated goats feta, roasted capsicum and shredded zucchini strips with some olive oil and fresh thyme, grilled a couple of lovely middle rashers of…

Wednesday spring lamb with Karen

We had our dear friend over for dinner on a ‘school night’ so I went for something tried and true. Home made olive tepenade coated lamb cutlets (because it’s a great time of year to include lamb in a menu), potato, onion and gruyere cheese gratin and blanched asparagus with aged balsamic. Much of this…