Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 30

Coq Au Vin with Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Mash

This dish sums up winter for me, a rich & hearty French chicken & mushroom stew with delicious mash potato, a glass of red, while sitting in front of the open fire. I thought it was only fitting as my last winter post of the year, to cook up my favourite winter meal. Cooking this fills […]

August 27

Corn Fritters with Tomato Relish & Avocado

Do you have a signature dish? This has become mine. One friend has gone as far to say, that if he had to pick his last meal, these fritters would be his choice. Big call! And of course, I am not horrible enough to send him pictures of corn fritters every time I make them……..”insert […]

August 23

Fennel, Chilli & Pork Ragu

I haven’t had an oven since Christmas (yes, my oven broke on Christmas Day while cooking lunch for 12 people). For some reason, getting the part needed to fix the thermostat seems to be in the too-hard basket for repairers. The oven currently knows only one temperature, and unfortunately nothing I want to cook requires […]

August 20

Lemon & Garlic Stuffed Artichokes

A couple of weekends ago I went to a food styling and photography course with Billy Law from A Table For Two workshops. I have done a bit of photography before and thought this food blogging thing would be a breeze, until I realised two things. Firstly, I haven’t done any photography for a long […]

August 17

Pickled Jalapeño’s

I love the flavour of chilli (peppers) but I am a novice when it comes to heat. I am a lot better than I used to be, I used to find satay sauce hot. After years of building up my tolerance, I can now take a mid range heat. My husband on the other hand, […]

August 14

Mexican Rice with Chicken, Black Beans & Quinoa

How about some super healthy mexican? Completely guilt free… not a trace of cheese or sour cream in sight! While this recipe may not be quite authentic, it’s a bit of a concoction I came up with, adding a bit of this and that until it came together, but boy did it taste good! I’m […]

August 10

Cherry Chocolate Crackles

(gluten, dairy, soy, egg & nut free) I’m not sure if I forgot just how good they are, or if these ones were just really good, but I think we need to reclaim the good old chocolate crackle back from the kids table. I became so obsessed with making chocolate crackles this week, I was […]