Four course birthday dinner

So I recently reduced my work hours to 4 days a week which means less money to spend on food but more time to cook it. Oh the irony. Having said that it had reinvigorated my creativity through the need to be more thrifty with my purchases and with a plethora of factory shop fronts…

Mixed seafood donburi and japanese kimchi (kimuchi)

This is a little time consuming if you don’t already have dashi stock on hand. I tend to make up batches of it and freeze them. It’s a very simple stock to make but I do believe you can buy it pre-made if you choose. I’ve only ever made chicken donburi before but decided that…

Japanese feast for two

After discovering the awesomeness that is Maruyu Mart on Clarence Sreet in the city I have been itching to go crazy on some tasty Japanese delights. I made this medley of treats one Friday night a few weeks ago. Healthy delicious goodness. Red miso with silken tofu and shallots 3 cups of dashi broth (I…

A foray into chinese

I love asian food but I don’t cook a lot of it. Sash has the whole stir fry thing covered and he’s great with thai flavours. Recently though I’ve been interested in learning more about different styles of chinese cooking. I’d like to make some fresh and interesting things steering clear of sweet and sour…

Breakfast #2

This is a slightly different take on my baked potato rosti and poached egg breakfast featured recently. baked-potato-rosti-and-poached-egg I used basically the same recipe but this time doubled the quantity of eggs and rosti to two each. I also grilled some tomato halves with marinated goats feta on top and served with some fresh rocket…