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…

Seafood extraveganza for eleven

On a recent trip to Gerringong we were tasked with providing lunch for 11 people. Keen to try out the local seafood we set off to Kiama Fish Market and stocked up on an array of goodies including oysters, prawns, calamari and a whole jew fish. Lunch went as follows Oysters Natural with a drizzle…

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…

Coq au vin and potatoes roasted in duck fat

Well, it’s winter and the desire for stewy slow cooked rich flavours has definitely kicked in. I’ve been dying to make Coq au vin for quite some time so a free lazy Sunday was a great opportunity to fulfill this mission. I sourced some free range mixed chicken pieces and used our first attempt at…

Vegetarian stuffed baby pumpkin with a side of halloumi

So my taller half’s mum has an amazing fruit and vegetable garden on her small farm and she recently gave us some of the cutest little pumpkins I’ve ever seen. It seemed a crime to cut them up so I opted for baking them whole and stuffing them. I went for a red quinoa based…

Mussel mania

So last Friday night we made a MASSIVE pot of mussels. Two kilos for the two of us. It was a heavenly indulgence and loads of fun to make. First of oil put one yellow onion finely chopped, three cloves of garlic, one tablespoon of tomato paste and three small chillies in a big heavy…

Breakfast: Baked potato rosti and poached egg

I’m having a bit of a baked potato rosti fetish at the moment. I mean who doesn’t love the nice crisp outside and the warm soft inside of the humble potato? It is delicious. For this I used 1 medium potato (to make two) 1 finely sliced shallot 1 egg salt and pepper Boil the…