Happy Easter and here are some eggs

I’m about to pack my swag and trundle off for the week. My taller half and I are gathering everything we’ll need for a week, piling into Bertha the silver superbus, and heading north for the last rays of summer before daylight savings ends. Keep you fingers and toes crossed the weather man is kind…

Fig, prosciutto, rocket and two cheese tart

Seeing as fig season is in full swing I’ve been making full advantage of it. They are amazing in salads, savory dishes, sweets, stuffed with cheese, stewed with icecream. What’s not to love? 6 fresh figs – quartered 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons water 1 sheet puff pastry – thawed…

Healthy salmon goes a wee bit naughty

We were reading about smoked salmon with maple syrup while we were away which we’re very keen on trying out in our home made drum smoker. In the mean time Sasha made steamed salmon with a salad that’s probably looking familiar by now and all drizzled with maple syrup. Sash’s take on nectarine salad 2…

What’s up Skip?

Warning. Some cute furry Australian native animals were most definitely harmed in order to create this meal. Kangaroo. It’s lean, tasty, good for you and a more environmentally friendly option than beef. Oh… and it’s cheap. There is so much going for this great source of nutrition I highly recommend trying it if you haven’t….

Cheeky fish and chips

Well… I found myself spontaneously left to my own devices for dinner last night and the pull towards cheap takeaway Indian was great. Not nearly as much home cooked food loving went on in our home over the weekend, nor for the last 2 weeks to be honest. I had a beautiful lunch on Sunday…

Comfort food

Sometimes comfort food is stodgy winter fare involving bread, pasta and lots of crispy roast vegetables. Sometimes comfort food is chicken and vegetable noodle soup when you’re sick and can’t digest anything that doesn’t involve a large amount of liquid. This post, however, is about the kind of comfort food you need when you’ve been…