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….

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…

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…

Sunday night roast lamb rack with italian salad

I popped down to Marrickville markets on Sunday and grabbed 2 lovely lamb racks for roasting. I was a bit excited by all the amazing produce they have there. If you live in the area definitely pop in. I coated the lamb racks in a mixture of dijon mustard, fresh thyme, olive oil and lemon…

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…

Quick week night lamb, couscous, tomato and lebneh

Well the blog has been on the back burner. We were lucky enough, after nine months searching, to have found, purchased and moved into our own home so life has been more about boxes then fine cuisine. We have been eating pretty well throughout the process and making good use of our fantastic new SMEG…

Pea soup with home made bacon croutons

I sent this recipe to my taller half when he was out ideas for soup last week. It’s a really quick recipe that’s easily doable on a weeknight. We altered the recipe a little bit by substituting the chervil with flat leaf parsley and adding in some crispy fried croutons at the end made from…