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….

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…

Merry Christmas and Happy 2012

Things get frantic around Christmas time don’t they? It’s been a while since I’ve been able to find time to put any of my cooking escapades up here and now I have a backlog of stuff to catch up with. The nice thing is that all the craziness culminates in a wonderful Christmas day which…

Winter roast lamb with pears, potatoes and beans

My taller half took a trip to Establishment 218 on Saturday while I was in class and considering the weather was absolutely dreadful I decided to make a roast out of two lamb mini roasts he had bought. I dressed the lamb with garlic, rosemary and anchovies then roasted it on 180ÂșC on the lowest…

Fresh apple puree and crispy pork belly

We had an absolutely awesome dinner on Saturday night at Darleys restaurant at Lilianfels in Katoomba. It was voted best regional restaurant in NSW and has two hats. I was inspired. Darleys at Lilianfels we drove back to the big smoke via the Bells Line of Road and stopped into one of the 9 apples…

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…