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…

Wild Rocky River pumpkin, beans, feta and barley salad

I just spent just over a glorious week traveling around some beautiful parts of NSW over the Easter break. Our first destination was a glorious property belonging to my dear friend Danielle’s family in northern NSW and it came resplendent with wild butternut pumpkin ripe for the picking. Thanks Danielle. Healthy recipes that taste truly…

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…

BBQ fare

I finally mastered a roast garlic hummus for a recent BBQ which is definitely worthy of a belated blog update. I spent Friday making dips and Saturday morning putting together the salads and everything was a hit. Roast garlic hummus 2 cans chickpeas or two cups cooked chickpeas 2 tablespoons tahini 4 tablespoons olive oil…

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…

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…

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…

Simple breakfast with added decandence

As a result of our gourmet feast we have a few pretty speccy ingredients in the fridge which I’ll be using to ramp up a few staples over time. For this simple breakfast I decided to use the salmon roe but the truffle paste is staring at me and begging to be combined with eggs…

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…