Category Archives: recipes

Recipe : Chilli Lamb stirfry

If you like chilli, you will LOVE this dish 🙂  My culinary queen Ms Donna Hay managed to fire up my taste buds last night with this spectacular stirfry. I made it with lamb as well as chicken.  I am

Recipe : Chilli Lamb stirfry

If you like chilli, you will LOVE this dish 🙂  My culinary queen Ms Donna Hay managed to fire up my taste buds last night with this spectacular stirfry. I made it with lamb as well as chicken.  I am

Recipe : Frittata

Last week in a desperate state of trying to track ‘something’ down – turning out drawers & cupboards like a woman possessed, I happened upon a grease stained, dog eared piece of card. I began muttering to Charlie (dog) about

Recipe : Frittata

Last week in a desperate state of trying to track ‘something’ down – turning out drawers & cupboards like a woman possessed, I happened upon a grease stained, dog eared piece of card. I began muttering to Charlie (dog) about

Recipe – A twist on meat & trois veg!

Fast, Fresh & Simple is back, & no, before you assume the worst, I am not describing me!  It is my weekly cook off challenge with the fabulous Donna Hay. Ms Hay & I are in symbiosis – maybe a

Recipe – A twist on meat & trois veg!

Fast, Fresh & Simple is back, & no, before you assume the worst, I am not describing me!  It is my weekly cook off challenge with the fabulous Donna Hay. Ms Hay & I are in symbiosis – maybe a

Recipe – Marinated Ginger Ale Pork

My cooking challenge continues, only I fell off the Donna Hay wagon this time. I will have clawed my way back onto the seat by next week! During one of my (weekly) visits to a rather scrumptiddlyumptious fresh food/deli store,

Recipe – Marinated Ginger Ale Pork

My cooking challenge continues, only I fell off the Donna Hay wagon this time. I will have clawed my way back onto the seat by next week! During one of my (weekly) visits to a rather scrumptiddlyumptious fresh food/deli store,

Recipe – garlic chickpeas & chorizo

This my blogging friends is what we had for dinner the other night. Wasn’t so sure how satisfying this would be or how I would manage not to burn the garlic! BUT I can confirm it was an absolute success

Recipe – garlic chickpeas & chorizo

This my blogging friends is what we had for dinner the other night. Wasn’t so sure how satisfying this would be or how I would manage not to burn the garlic! BUT I can confirm it was an absolute success

Recipe – Warm white bean & tuna salad

Okay, I guess I am doing the ‘Julie & Julia’ type thing by attempting to cook my way through the Donna Hay Fast, Fresh & Simple cook book. It is a challenge but I thought my partner & I needed

Recipe – Warm white bean & tuna salad

Okay, I guess I am doing the ‘Julie & Julia’ type thing by attempting to cook my way through the Donna Hay Fast, Fresh & Simple cook book. It is a challenge but I thought my partner & I needed

Tutorial – how to make a flat white, part 2

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE When you come to make this yourself (barista will know of course). You must have everything ready to go at the same time.  Start volumizing your milk at the same time the coffee extraction is happening.  It

Tutorial – how to make a flat white, part 2

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE When you come to make this yourself (barista will know of course). You must have everything ready to go at the same time.  Start volumizing your milk at the same time the coffee extraction is happening.  It

Tutorial – how to make a flat white, part 1

Here’s a little something to aid your new found ‘flat white’ connoisseur status – pronunciation, the antipodean way!!! AUS. flaat whyette NZ. flet wyte PART 1 – PERFECT ESPRESSO CREMA ‘Crema’ is INCREDIBLY important as it is the ESSENCE of

Tutorial – how to make a flat white, part 1

Here’s a little something to aid your new found ‘flat white’ connoisseur status – pronunciation, the antipodean way!!! AUS. flaat whyette NZ. flet wyte PART 1 – PERFECT ESPRESSO CREMA ‘Crema’ is INCREDIBLY important as it is the ESSENCE of

Fast, Fresh & Simple…

I have fallen in love with the Australian chef Donna Hay & the latest edition to her cookbook family – ‘Fast, Fresh & Simple’. For people like myself who find it difficult to multitask & follow more than 4 easy

Fast, Fresh & Simple…

I have fallen in love with the Australian chef Donna Hay & the latest edition to her cookbook family – ‘Fast, Fresh & Simple’. For people like myself who find it difficult to multitask & follow more than 4 easy

Stuffed mushrooms recipe

Could this be what is for dinner tonight?… I don’t know about you but I love mushrooms, their versatility is also appealing.  I decided to make stuffed mushrooms for last nights dinner, mine I kept as vegetarian but for my

Stuffed mushrooms recipe

Could this be what is for dinner tonight?… I don’t know about you but I love mushrooms, their versatility is also appealing.  I decided to make stuffed mushrooms for last nights dinner, mine I kept as vegetarian but for my